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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 …

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 …

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 …

Ask Nicki About Internships

  I have a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Organization. I am an undergraduate Adjunct Professor who has recruited, trained, supervised and mentored 15 millennial staff and volunteers in the last decade. I’ve also recruited, trained, supervised and mentored 14 interns from 8 institutions in 10 different academic …

5 Ways to Get the Best from Your Intern

  By Nicki Sanders, MSW   It is a mistake to consider an intern “free labor”. In fact, the Department of Labor has very clear guidelines that distinguish an unpaid intern from a paid employee.     According to The Department of Labor, the following 6 legal criteria must be applied when making a determination …

An Intern Supervisor Is Also A Mentor

  Intern – a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally Mentor – a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an influential senior sponsor or supporter   January is National …

Quality Internships Are Mutually Beneficial

  I am a strong proponent of internships. Internships are mandatory for the majority of college majors that I am aware of. I fully support these mandatory requirements. It is my belief that it is never too early to apply for an internship and that students should not wait until senior year to “put theory …