May

How to request an evaluation at the end of your internship

by Taylor Rouse

As your internship comes to a close, it’s important to reflect back on your experience and the progress you’ve made. This is a great time to review all that you’ve learned and what you plan to do with this newfound knowledge. By asking your supervisor for an evaluation, you can determine important information to carry with you to future opportunities. Follow these tips when seeking an evaluation:

Identify what aspects of your internship you want feedback on

First, ask yourself what information would be most beneficial to receive feedback on. Whether it’s what projects you were most successful at, what skills you grew the most in or how you could have been a better team member, be sure to have these categories prepared. Knowing what specific areas of your work performance were strong and what needs improvement can help ensure you’re getting all of the information you need to succeed in the future. If you’re unsure of how to organize your thoughts, try creating a form with all of your questions and ask your supervisor to fill it out.

Requesting an evaluation

When formally requesting an evaluation from your supervisor, you can either ask them questions that you have curated or get their general feedback on your work performance. Be sure to explain how you will use your evaluation to help them formulate their responses. The evaluation itself can be done through an email, in person or over Zoom. If your supervisor is giving an evaluation verbally, it may be helpful to write down what they are saying so you are able to reference it later on. Be sure to thank your supervisor for their time and assistance.

Benefits of evaluations

Getting feedback from your supervisor can open your eyes to many aspects of your work that you may not have been aware of otherwise. It can help you understand what marks you were meeting and where you may have been lacking. Once you identify what you need to continue doing and what areas need improvement, you can apply this to future roles you obtain and continue building and honing your skill set; internships are designed to be an introduction to the professional world, so don’t be afraid of constructive criticism!

To learn more about the Charles Aris internship program, visit charlesaris.com/intern-at-charles-aris.