DO IT, DO IT, DO IT! As I said above I don’t regret spending my summer completing an internship. I feel like I am better prepared for what my career will consist of and what my day to day will look like once I graduate. Even if you choose not to have an internship I suggest getting a job that will, in some way, help you excel in your career. I worked as a CNA for 5 years in nursing homes and then in the ER before I got my position as an intern. I know that at Sanford the internship application is extremely competitive and I believe that my work experience and connections made through other jobs are what put me in the position to get a job offer as an intern in my top choice department (ICU).