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5 Ways Your Small Business Will Benefit From Hiring Interns

  5 Ways Your Small Business Will Benefit From Hiring Interns By Mike Kappel, Contributor   This group of fresh or soon-to-be-graduates is the future of your workforce. A lot of college students are on the lookout for work experience. Many of them will seek out internships and skill-building opportunities, and chances are, at least …

Students should have the freedom to do unpaid internships

  Students should have the freedom to do unpaid internships by Sandy Malone   That good internship on your resume can be the difference between getting a job interview or not. And the competition to get internships is brutal, because students really, really want them. Unfortunately, the number of internship opportunities available has dropped over …

Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program

  Internships 101: Tips on Hiring Interns and Running a Successful Program By Isaac Coates   Figuring out how to run a legal and mutually beneficial internship program for young adults looking to enter the workforce can be challenging.   Congrats! Reaching a point in business where you are able to develop an intern program …

For more than college credit: Intern program gives real-world experience in community building

  For more than college credit: Intern program gives real-world experience in community building By Karl Stauber   On May 22, Danville Regional Foundation will welcome its next cohort of interns as they join us for the summer. We’ve been fortunate since 2009 to bring almost 100 bright, talented young people to the Dan River …

It’s Internship Time!

  It’s that time of the year when college students will come knocking looking for a job or an internship. Depending on the nature of an organization’s business, an unpaid intern might be a great idea. But before organizations start engaging summer intern help, they need to make sure that they are complying with the Department of …

The Internship Mistake Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Make

  The Internship Mistake Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Make Anthonia Akitunde, Founder, mater mea Interns have been a cost-effective way for businesses to get work done for years. But if your company runs an unpaid internship program, chances are, you’re breaking the law. Unlike the death of print, Facebook and cable television, …

Done Correctly, Your Internship Program Could Generate Serious Cash

Done Correctly, Your Internship Program Could Generate Serious Cash Five reasons you should see these young up-and-comers as more than mere coffee fetchers. By Heather R, Huhman   At the IMA Financial Group in Denver, public relations manager James Williams knows firsthand the value of a great intern. Last summer, Williams and his office got to …

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 …

Unpaid Internships Perpetuate Wealth Inequality

  Unpaid internships perpetuate wealth inequality By Emma Lane, Asstistant Opinion Editor, The Los Angeles Loyolan   Since the beginning of college, I’ve been told time and again the importance of internships. They can help you discover a passion in the professional world, give you valuable work experience and even connect you to a post-grad …

How to … Create effective internships

  How to … Create effective internships By Beth Luberecki   Samantha Scott wanted to help the next generation of public-relations professionals. So the president of Pushing the Envelope Inc., a Fort Myers-based marketing communications firm, began to offer internships at her company.   What started with just one intern a year has since grown …