I very much enjoyed my internship with Language Connect. From the commute, to the office environment (both the location and the people I work with), to the day-to-day responsibilities, the experience as a whole was fantastic. No significant complaints whatsoever.
Even when I knew almost nothing when immediately starting, I still felt valued by my colleagues. I was aware that I had been hired with a long-term tenure in mind, and it was very clear that they respected me as someone who'd be looking to contribute as much as possible, as soon as possible.
Although there are certainly some days that are slower than others (and some days that are insanely busy), there's essentially always something to do within the project management role, whether it's admin, QA, following up with clients, etc. I would say some days I was "too busy", but never was I bored.
I was given a very fair amount of responsibility during the internship. My mentor and my colleagues recognized that although I was new, I was learning at a fairly quick pace and could take on larger amounts of work only a few weeks into my internship.
The skills I learned and developed through my internship are skills that are applicable to almost any line of work or any course of study. Particularly, being able to manage time in such a way that handling several projects at once is something I can see myself using in any professional situation.
Very positive atmosphere. Everyone is friendly with one another, and there is a surprisingly calm vibe given the fast-paced nature of the work.
The internship seemed very organized overall, with checklists and goals to be reviewed on a monthly basis, and constant follow-ups with my mentor and Operations Manager.
The fact that there is a mentor dedicated to the task of training the intern one-on-one, in addition to the support provided by the Operations Manager and other colleagues, demonstrates clearly that Language Connect invests in training its people.
There is a clear path for career advancement within the company, and it's very appealing indeed (already been promoted at the time of this writing).
Everyone was social and friendly with one another! Very friendly environment.
Not the fault of the company whatsoever, but New York is notoriously expensive to live/exist in :) I commute, though, so I don't pay NYC rent!
Nightlife in New York is abundant, but I wasn't often around during nights since I would commute home to New Jersey.
Not that I'm directly aware of, but I'm sure I could do research for local activities if I pleased.