Pay is good, got to complete REAL work and interact with other departments, outside contractors, customers, city reps, etc. The people are AWESOME, management is great, good perks, and I actually feel prepared for the real work world.
Paying for downtown parking is a pain in the butt, and mornings aren't really my thing so 8 am was rough. But its hard to call those 'cons' because that's life :/
Advice to Potential Interns
Prepare for a panel (3+) interview, come with an open mind - I thought I knew what this internship experience was going to be like before I even stepped in the door but its MUCH different, and much better! Ask a lot of questions - they like that!
Advice to Management
PTO for year round interns would be an AWESOME benefit, some kind of parking discount or voucher (were poor college kids), a raise every 6 months/year as incentive (not just based on year in school).
Sample Interview Questions
Name a situation when: ___________________________
-You overcame an obstacle?
-You took lead on a project? What happened?
-You improved a process?