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Consider A Corporate Social Responsibility Intern

Huskie Food Pantry looks for sustainability By Kristen Lookingland   DeKALB | Huskie Food Pantry officials are discussing plans to raise financial stability and implement new community service ideas with the Student Involvement and Leadership Development department, the pantry’s advisory committee and NIU. Finding sustainable financial supporters has become a priority for the pantry, as …

Could Your Intern Be Homeless?

  Homeless college students need our help His message was “I need help.” His name was Michael. We never met him, but his words broke our hearts. He said he was in a situation where he had no breathing room and was suddenly homeless. Directed to DSC counselors, hoping to get the help he needed, …

Are You Inspiring Your Intern?

  I am a Macro Social Worker with years of experience as a group facilitator and workshop leader.  I am also an Adjunct Professor at a liberal arts university.  I teach a course called “Introduction to Human Relations” for emerging human services professionals.   As an example for our sessions on social class and preparation …

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 …

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 …

Ideas for Architecture, Construction, and Design Internship Opportunities

Sawhorse Revolution teaching construction, building community at same time By Josh Kerns, KIRO Radio Reporter   A student works with her mentor in the non-profit Sawhorse Revolution, which teaches high school students construction skills while building structures for the community.   We hear all the time about how underprivileged young people badly need job skills, …

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 …

5 Places to Advertise Your Internship Opportunity

  As you search for the best and brightest intern, where you advertise the position can be as important as what the position description entails.  Most managers utilize the usual opportunities such as online databases (Monster, Career Builder, Idealist, etc.) and local higher education institutions (community colleges, technical schools, and universities).  If you want to …