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Why We Should Not Outlaw “Unpaid” Internships

  Why We Should Not Outlaw “Unpaid” Internships By Jennifer Schneible and Abigail R. Hall For a new college graduate, finding a job is stressful. That first job is more than a paycheck. The job represents the accumulation of hours of hard work and a start on a stable future. In a job market dominated …

5 More Ways Managing Interns is Similar to Parenting

  There are several ways that being an intern supervisor resembles being a parent. I previously shared 5 Ways Managing Interns is Similar to Parenting. Today I want to share 5 More Ways Managing Interns is Similar to Parenting.   Attention – Every intern wants to know that they matter and their contributions matter. Pay …

5 Ways Managing Interns is Similar to Parenting

  I have been called a professional “Mama Bear”. Not because I’m threatening or aggressive (no growling here) nor because I am over-protective but because I am a fierce advocate. I admit that I take the protection (and care) of my clients, staff and interns very seriously.   I believe that parenting is the hardest …

Brown Bag Lunches: Topics for Sharing and Fun

  Brown Bag Lunches: Topics for Sharing and Fun Why Employers Might Want to Offer Brown Bag Lunches   By Susan M. Heathfield   Brown bag lunches or lunch and learns provide an opportunity to develop employees’ knowledge and pique their interest about opportunities to learn. They are an opportunity for employees to gather at …

I Love Social Work Interns

  I love working with social work interns. I have served as a Field Instructor or Internship Manager for both undergraduate and graduate social work students.  I was going to write a different blog post but Christina Reardon so eloquently put into words all the reasons I love serving as a Social Work Field Instructor. …

Internships Aren’t Just for College Kids Anymore

  Internships aren’t just for college kids anymore — companies from Goldman Sachs to General Motors are hiring interns mid-career By Catherine Rice   In 2008, Goldman Sachs launched a mid-career internship program: the “returnship.”   Since then, other major financial companies like MetLife, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley, along with technology and engineering companies …

Should I Talk Politics with My Intern?

  Did you watch the President’s speech last night? Will you talk politics with your intern today? Whether or not it is “appropriate” to talk politics with your intern depends on the tone and purpose of the discussion. I don’t think a political debate is wise or appropriate. As a social woker I definitely talk …

How to Be an Awesome Intern Manager

  How to Be an Awesome Intern Manager By Ashley Mosley   Taking on interns isn’t for the weak of heart or mind. They need dedicated supervision, feedback, and meaningful projects. Can you commit?   Let’s face it: better intern managers make better interns and generate knockout internship programs. Effective intern management can drastically improve …

4 Social Media Projects for Your Student Intern

  4 Social Media Projects for Your Student Intern by Sophie Bujold     Summer is here and so is student intern season. Many travel businesses choose to use these bright young minds to help get ahead on projects and social media is often on the list.   While I’ve cautioned you in the past …

5 Tips on Being a Great Intern Manager

5 Tips on Being a Great Intern Manager   To be a great leader of people – convince them to follow you, not your rules. – Jeffrey Gitomer   The one word that makes a good manager – decisiveness. – Lee Iacocca   The beauty of a great manager is his or her ability to …