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Hire for What You Need Not Because Your Intern Is In Need

  Most people think that an intern must be a college student.  That is not true.  An intern can be a high school student, a college graduate seeking more experience in their field, a person who has had a string of bad luck, a parent returning to the workforce, a former inmate getting reacclimated to …

Let Your Intern Help Protect Your Employees, Business and Customers

  I am a master’s level social worker with nearly two decades of experience in school-based programs. Protection of children is goal number one. Over the years, my staff and I have been required to become certified mandated reporters, submit our driving records before we were allowed to drive company vehicles, have local, state, and …

Provide a Great Experience for Your Intern

  I am a city girl with a country upbringing.  I was raised on soul food – including chicken. Chicken was a staple in my home, church, and pretty much every social function I attended growing up. I’ve eaten chicken in nice restaurants, fast food chains, and small neighborhood carry outs. Fried chicken, baked chicken, …

How To Write A Great Internship Position Description

  “If you build it they will come” doesn’t apply to employment and internship recruitment. If you want to attract the best intern you want to start with a great announcement or position description. You don’t want to write a boring laundry list of unimportant tasks or duties only. Interns are looking for experience together …

18 Reasons Not To Hire That Intern

  The selection criteria and standards you utilize to hire employees should be your guide when deciding which intern to welcome into your business. Hiring is the most important part of an internship program. It is more important than assigning tasks and choosing a work space. Although you may truly desire to bring in an …

What Is Different About An Internship?

  Some people use the terms internship and practicum interchangeably, but they are different training experiences.  Similarly, there are distinct differences between an apprenticeship and an internship although both combine hands on training and academic instruction. Service learning and volunteering also differ from an internship. Do you know the difference? Let me explain is the …

18 Things To Do To Develop Your Intern Into A Great Employee

  Companies thrive when they invest in their people. Teaching and training are essential to the success of both an intern and an employee. Training requires an invest of time and the costs to retrain are also often high. Frequent staff turnover or extended vacancies can be detrimental to a business.  Low staff morale caused …

There Are Many Internship Program Options Available

  Even if two companies have the same target market or two nonprofit organizations have the same mission, each will have unique qualities that will set them apart from each other and other competitors.  Just as every business and non-profit organization is unique, so is every internship program.  Internship programs are not one size fits …

Additional Resources for Internship Programs

  Strong internship programs are a practical solution to combat career uncertainty, the skills gap, unemployment, underemployment, and ageism. Check out these books for additional research and support for internship programs.   Internship Tip: Help your intern develop transferable skills that can be used in diverse professional environments. Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out …

Blog Recap: Developing and Managing a Strong Internship Program

  Blog Recap: Developing and Managing a Strong Internship Program   Check out the blog links below for tips and strategies to develop and manage a strong internship program: Sign Up for a Free Internship Program Assessment Why Should I Hire An Internship Consultant? Develop A Plan For Your Internship Program Don’t Believe These 5 …