Starting a new internship is kind of like playing an astro-mine-field video game. You’re hurtling through space all of a sudden, with all of these comets flying toward you, and you’re just flailing your little arms as fast as possible trying to swat them all away from your face. Delegate! Accomplish! Send! Draft! Delegate! Clarify! All of these small tasks in a language that you don’t understand feel like the most urgent things in the world.
The most important thing for me has been to learn how to take it easy, and not expect myself to instantly be a good worker and know how to do things on Day 1. You may not do your best for the first week or so, but you’ll try your best. And eventually, you’ll improve that trying process until you are doing your best.
Life on a campaign is full of acronyms. Just ask what they mean, don’t pretend like you know when no one would possibly know what NGP was without having been on a campaign before.