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The ideal intern is committed, creative, organized, ambitious, independent, and able to crack a smile, whether meeting a celebrity or folding socks.

Emily Weiss

If you know what it is like to apply and work in an internship, you know that it can be a rewarding experience that you can tell stories about to your friends and families. However, because it is an outstanding but unpaid job, many interns expend a lot of time and energy into working for a company all for the sake of experience and degree requirements. That’s why there’s National Intern Day! National Intern Day is the day that recognizes interns for their efforts and achievements. Read more to learn about its history and how you can celebrate this day.

History of National Intern Day

National Intern Day began back in 2017 by WayUp, a platform created where college students and recent graduates can connect with companies and apply for internships and jobs. WayUp encourages these connections through their platform, allowing students to use for employment while letting companies easily notice their potential in the work industry. Because they believe that a great internship can change lives, WayUp created this holiday as a way to encourage college students and recent grads to apply, work hard, and see the future they can potentially generate.

People participate in this holiday by recognizing the hard work that interns do during their time, learning new skills and gaining new insights about the industry they work in so they can succeed in life. Interns also help provide new perspectives for the business itself, allowing them to grow and adapt into something more. Knowing that the professional waters can be challenging to work in, National Intern Day makes this recognition important by seeing how interns in the workforce make a difference.

How to celebrate National Intern Day

Want to recognize interns for their hard work and continuous effort? Head over to WayUp and pledge on this day, stating that you’ll celebrate this holiday and help give recognition to the interns that work hard for the future. You can do this by submitting a nomination an intern you know to their website, where they host contests to find the most inspirational intern stories out there.

You can also share this holiday on any of your favorite social media websites using the hashtag #internday and let everyone know that this day is all about the interns and the new generation.

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