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Internship Questions Answered

  Many managers have legitimate questions or are hesitant to offer internships because of recent federal government guidelines. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, internship programs must meet the following 6 criteria under The Fair Labor Standards Act:   The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities …

What Your Intern Needs to Know on Their First Day

I’ve given you 9 things to cover during your intern’s orientation session but sometimes an orientation takes place over multiple days.  Here are 5 things that your intern absolutely needs to know on their first day.   Hours – Standard hours of operation for your company as well as the days and times they are …

What Tasks Should I Assign To My Intern?

  You’ve developed your internship handbook and planned your intern’s orientation, now it’s time to take the next steps and assign projects and tasks to your intern.   Always keep in mind that interns want to learn and contribute. The training that an intern receives should be similar to what would be given in an …

How 3 advertising companies are shaking up internship programs

  How 3 advertising companies are shaking up internship programs By Tess Taylor   Internship programs have been around as long as there have been eager young minds ready to take on new careers. Many more companies are jumping on the internship bandwagon in an effort to offset current shortages of certain skillsets. But when …

Should Interns Be Paid? The Debate Rages On

Should Interns Be Paid? The Debate Rages On By Justin Bariso, Founder, Insight   The opinions are polarizing. What do you think? Ah yes, the internship.   It’s where many of us fine-tuned our coffee brewing skills, and got our first taste of work in the real world.   A few days ago, American businesswoman Ivanka …

Yes, Ivanka Trump, Interns Should Get Paid. Here’s Why

Yes, Ivanka Trump, Interns Should Get Paid. Here’s Why By Justin Bariso, Founder, Insight   Ivanka Trump recently tweeted advice from her (apparently) unpaid interns. Here’s why she should reconsider her position.   In the working world, an internship can be a remarkable learning opportunity, a great jump-start to a new career.   But should interns …

How to Survive as an Unpaid Intern

How to Survive as an Unpaid Intern  Make it work. Article originally posted at IvankaTrump.com   Welcome to our new intern series, led by Quincy Bulin, our super-talented copy intern! With the help of #TeamIvanka’s other smart, savvy interns, she’ll be addressing a handful of topics that are top of mind for interns in any …

Would You Hire An Older Intern?

  Are all your intern’s college students?  Would you hire an older intern? Hollywood thinks it’s a great idea.   In “The Intern” movie starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he …

Do You Need Internships 101?

  Tallahassee business leaders learn the ins and outs of internships By: Mariel Carbone AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) — Tallahassee businesses have three major players when it comes to resources: Florida State University, Florida A & M University and Tallahassee Community College. One day, these students will graduate and possibly stay, live and work here …

Should I Draft An Internship Handbook?

  Are you wondering what the purpose an internship handbook serves?  Are you unsure if you should spend the time and effort to draft one?   I believe that an internship handbook is an important communication tool between you and your intern.  It is the starting point for a safe and productive work place. It …