Category «Internship Programs»

How To Find The Best Intern

  Internships have become standard practice – some believe even essential – in building a successful career. As a result, the internship field is extremely competitive.  Here are 5 ways to find the best intern:   1. Decide Determine why you need an intern and set clear internship goals. Decide the tasks and projects intern …

In the Field: From Social Work Student Intern to Hired Social Worker

  by Mireille St-Laurent, LCSW      During my time as a social work student, I faced many challenges. For one, being a transfer student who spoke French as a primary language and never having written anything in English was difficult, to say the least! I had moved to New Jersey during the summer of …

5 Reasons Students Avoid Internships

  Sometimes we think we have the perfect internship opportunity that will cause the brightest students to beat down our doors to apply. Sometimes we receive tons of resumes and none of the applicants meet our qualification. There can be many reasons why we may be unable to find our Super Intern. Did you ever …

Fenox Venture Capital to Pay Unpaid Interns Back Wages

  By Cat Zakrzewski A Silicon Valley venture capital firm has agreed to pay $331,269 in back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor found the company misclassified 56 workers as unpaid interns.   Investigators found Fenox Venture Capital had used the unpaid workers to screen startups for potential investments, send reports to Japanese investors …

Provide Adequate Work Space For Your Intern

  Where your intern performs their work can affect how well they perform. Many university internship contracts require companies to provide an ‘appropriate’ work space. What does that really mean? Does that mean they must have a place to hang family photos? Does it mean they should have a desk that they don’t have to …

Are Your Millennial Interns Happy at Work?

 Why Are Millennials So Unhappy at Work?  Seventy-one percent of Millennials are disengaged at their jobs. That’s a big problem. An interesting phenomenon has developed in the generation born between the late ’70s and the mid-’90s, a group we now call Millennials. According to the Gallup Organization, Millennials are the least engaged generation at work–with …