other interns, mentor/manager relationships, company commitment to interns and internship program, access to executives, access to resources, ability to explore all departments
They place you in a department. In my case, this department did not correlate with my area of study. It worked out for me, but I could see this as a potential problem for others.
Advice to Potential Interns
take advantage of the housing option (even if you live in Denver)- you will make substantially more friends and connections if you do
do not be intimidated by the significance of your project