Working directly with knowledgeable industry veterans;
Working extremely hard, yet in a laid back atmosphere;
Becoming a part of the social network of the restructuring group;
Contributing to actual, high-profile engagements.
I felt as though experiences for different interns really varied depending on staffing. While I was fortunate to be staffed on high-profile, large deals, I felt as though others had a different experience if they were staffed on marketing or low-profile deals.
Advice to Potential Interns
I would come in with an open mind willing to work hard and learn. The internship may be somewhat overwhelming at first - restructuring is a very complex niche and as an intern there is a very steep learning curve. I would try to ask as many questions as I possibly could and overcommunicate with my deal teams.