This was a special type of internship unlike your typical 'report to the office every day' internship. I worked on completing a research project. Duties included researching sources, defining my research objective, interviewing individuals, attending one-on-one sections with internship supervisors and finally completing a full curriculum on the country of Sudan, focusing on genocide.
The ability to gain valuable research and professional skills in an established learning environment.
Because site supervisors often leave town/country, an intern (depending on your duties) have to know what is expected and how to work effectively without much assistance.
Willingness to learn through research, able to handle constructive criticism, good time management, travel and interest in genocide or human rights issues.