Each summer, students from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics gain valuable professional-level exposure through internships. This year, young scholars were able to traverse the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic by pursuing an array of internships, externships and other professional development opportunities. Each profile of this series will detail a Lerner student’s experiences working on business-oriented projects.
Lerner: How did you find out about this internship? Why did you choose it?
Sinibaldi: I found out about this internship from a family member who knew the attorney I worked under. I chose this internship because I am a law school hopeful.
Lerner: Did the coronavirus pandemic impact your internship search and working experience? If so, how?
Sinibaldi: Yes, there were very few internships anywhere. I had to interview online.
Lerner: What did you learn from this internship that you think you would not have learned elsewhere?
Sinibaldi: The true legal process and what goes into legal research.
Lerner: What is an example of a time where you were able to apply what you’ve learned at Lerner to your role?
Sinibaldi: Pay attention to detail.
Lerner: How do you think this internship will aid you with your professional goals?
Sinibaldi: Not many undergraduates get a prestigious internship such as this. This internship gives me an upper hand in the law school application process.
Lerner: What are your plans or next steps in your career once your internship is over?
Sinibaldi: My plans are to become a lawyer.