Good internships are good business
DEFINITION
in·tern·ship
A work-based learning program under which
youth, college students, adult learners or
unemployed wo...
AN INTERNSHIP
Learning goals
Supervision
Academic, career and personal
development
Evaluation and reflection
Full or part ...
AN INTERNSHIP
• Free help
• Meant to replace an employee
• More than 20% busy work (filing, covering the phone, errands)
I...
PAID INTERNSHIPS
Wages for internships are usually
determined before hiring the intern
and not typically negotiable
Consid...
WHAT’SINITFORYOU Your staff will have the time and freedom
to pursue creative or more advanced
projects.
Interns can help ...
WHAT’SINITFORYOU Interns help promote community
involvement.
It’s a great recruitment tool for finding &
training future t...
Bottom Line: Employers have reported that they convert
half of their eligible interns into full-time hires.
SIGNS OF A GOOD
INTERNSHIP
YOUR PROGRAM
MAY NEED IMPROVEMENT IF
Your intern receives challenging
projects and tasks
Your i...
Information in this presentation was created with support from
the following organizations.
WANT MORE?
Download the Employer Guide to Creating a Successful
Internship Program at bRIdge.jobs and learn about:
• Desig...
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Good Internships are Good Business

  1. 1. Good internships are good business
  2. 2. DEFINITION in·tern·ship A work-based learning program under which youth, college students, adult learners or unemployed workers gain professional experience under supervision.
  3. 3. AN INTERNSHIP Learning goals Supervision Academic, career and personal development Evaluation and reflection Full or part time work Pay or academic credit INCLUDES
  4. 4. AN INTERNSHIP • Free help • Meant to replace an employee • More than 20% busy work (filing, covering the phone, errands) IS NOT
  5. 5. PAID INTERNSHIPS Wages for internships are usually determined before hiring the intern and not typically negotiable Consider paying consistent wages across all interns within a department Students in technical fields are generally paid more than nontechnical fields Pay for interns often varies by location, type of industry, size of organization, etc. Paying interns is encouraged but if you cannot pay your intern, you must meet certain criteria Learn more about requirements for unpaid internships in the “Employer Guide to Creating a Successful Internship Program” available at www.bridge.jobs UNPAID INTERNSHIPS
  6. 6. WHAT’SINITFORYOU Your staff will have the time and freedom to pursue creative or more advanced projects. Interns can help increase your staff retention rate. Interns can bring the latest strategies and techniques in your field straight to your door. Hosting an intern will help maintain your connections with colleges and increase your visibility on campus.
  7. 7. WHAT’SINITFORYOU Interns help promote community involvement. It’s a great recruitment tool for finding & training future talent in your industry. Internships create awareness of the field for future hires. You are giving to the community by teaching the future work force.
  8. 8. Bottom Line: Employers have reported that they convert half of their eligible interns into full-time hires.
  9. 9. SIGNS OF A GOOD INTERNSHIP YOUR PROGRAM MAY NEED IMPROVEMENT IF Your intern receives challenging projects and tasks Your intern is getting broad exposure to the organization and your industry You are supervising your intern to make sure they are accomplishing goals and keeping pace Your intern is happy and engaged Your intern spends most of his/her time making copies and getting you coffee Your intern is not learning anything about your organization and industry Your intern doesn’t have enough to do Your intern isn’t being supervised or getting feedback on their work
  10. 10. Information in this presentation was created with support from the following organizations.
  11. 11. WANT MORE? Download the Employer Guide to Creating a Successful Internship Program at bRIdge.jobs and learn about: • Designing your internship program • Writing an internship description • Creating an orientation for your interns • Insurance & legal considerations • Internship evaluations

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