“I’m just an intern”

Doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.

You are responsible for the attitude you bring

And we will hold you accountable for how you show up,

As we should.

The intern part is inescapable:

There’s a lot to learn

And real learning is never easy.

The “just” part is an add on.

It’s a choice to see yourself as insignificant,

And behave accordingly.

You don’t have to internalize

The low expectations others may have of you.

In fact, it’s the people that routinely ignore such

Expectations and show up generously

That we all love to work with.

And if the people around you don’t appreciate

The value you bring,

Don’t worry, there are others watching

Who do.

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