Tag «managing interns»

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 …

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 …

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 …

Northwestern Mutual’s Internship Program Ranks Top 10 In U.S. For Record 22nd Consecutive Year

  Northwestern Mutual’s Internship Program Ranks Top 10 In U.S. For Record 22nd Consecutive Year Vault has announced its rankings for the top 50 internships in America. Northwestern Mutual is again a Top 10 internship overall, and No. 2 for college students seeking careers in the financial services industry. The announcement comes as Northwestern Mutual …

New SFA Internship First of its Kind in U.S.

New SFA Internship First of its Kind in U.S. By Alyssa Faykus, Staff Writer SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts has a new program to help students gain real-world experience and increase their likelihood of getting job offers. The Applied Skills Internship is the first program of its kind in the nation. The program …

From Interns to Influencers: Foster Youth Internship Program a Growing Force on Federal Policy

  By John Kelly Tiffany Boyd, a former foster youth from Long Beach, Calif., had been interning in the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) all summer. But save a “Hello” here and a “Good morning” there, she hadn’t yet had occasion to speak with her summer employer, who sits on several committees and keeps …

The Corporate Culture at America’s Second-Fastest-Growing Media Company

  At Twomentor, we share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: a diverse skilled workforce, social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women in their careers. This week we caught up with the Chief Operating Officer of Render Media, Rachel Bullock. She gets it! They say culture eats strategy …