Martinez helps Washington Interns at the Intern Lobby every Tuesday

Summer vacation means three months of non-stop leisure or a no-brainer job, right? Not for students who know that internships are crucial in today’s job market, and the public sector and non-profits are no exception.

Public policy and government interns and would-be interns can turn to Washington Internships author Deirdre Martinez for career advice every Tuesday at The Intern Lobby. Martinez is Director of the Fels Public Policy Internship Program and the Penn in Washington program for the University of Pennsylvania. She’s an expert on making the most of the Washington, DC internship experience.

Today, she talks about getting the details right.