Would You Hire An Older Intern?

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Are all your intern’s college students?  Would you hire an older intern?

Hollywood thinks it’s a great idea.

 

  1. In “The Intern” movie starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by a young Jules Ostin.  Generational differences in the workplace and the value that Ben brings to the company make the movie well worth watching.
  2. The Hallmark Channel original movie “Summer Love” centers on a widowed suburban mom, who’s recently gone back to school, takes an internship and enters the fast-paced tech world of millionaire “app-trepreneurs”.  Of course she falls in love but the awkwardness of her entry into a competitive corporate environment, the poor judgment in dating her CEO, and the interactions with the “regular” interns made the movie worth watching from a management perspective.

 

I would definitely hire an older intern!  Experience and maturity bring huge value to any business.

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