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A comprehensive training powerpoint that covers internships in the workplace

A comprehensive training powerpoint that covers internships in the workplace


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  • 1. Interns & Internships Sample
  • 2. Why Hire an Intern? Page 2www.readysetpresent.comwww.readysetpresent.com
  • 3. Why Hire an Intern? (2 of 3) – Interns are willing to work for little or no money – You can work with potential entry- level employees without making a long-term commitment – Interns are typically available to fill any position for employment after their internship – Satisfied interns could spread the word about your company and its opportunities www.readysetpresent.com Page 3
  • 4. Multiple Interns: Why Stop at One?  There are three good reasons to hire multiple interns. – Camaraderie: Interns with others their age will transition more smoothly into the workforce – Competition: Each intern wants to be the best, and will work hard to reach that goal – Choice: Having multiple interns gives you multiple choices when selecting a candidate for an open position. www.readysetpresent.com Page 4
  • 5. Legal Issues Page 5www.readysetpresent.com
  • 6. Legal Issues: Unpaid Internships (2 of 4)  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, interns who meet the following six criteria are not formal employees and do not fall under the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the law. 1. The intern must receive training 2. The internship benefits the intern www.readysetpresent.com Page 6
  • 7. Compensation Page 7www.readysetpresent.com
  • 8. Compensating Interns (4 of 8) – Internship candidates seeking academic credit often have to work a minimum number of hours in order for their schools to approve the credit, so make sure you’re able to offer steady hours.  Monthly Stipend – A more affordable alternative to hourly wages is a monthly stipend, which is often just enough to cover travel costs and other internship-related expenses. www.readysetpresent.com Page 8
  • 9. Recruiting Interns www.readysetpresent.com Page 9
  • 10. Establishing the Internship Opportunity (5 of 6) • The Fall and Spring semesters are standard internship periods for students, although many can’t juggle their studies with an internship. – For these students, Summer breaks are the preferred internship period. • Are you able to provide internships for the Summer break, or only for the Fall/Spring? www.readysetpresent.com Page 10
  • 11. Recruitment Methods Page 11www.readysetpresent.com
  • 12. College Career Centers (1 of 2)  61% of recruiters prefer to work with college and university career centers  Get in touch with college career centers.  Provide them with information about your internship opportunity and your requirements for student applicants. www.readysetpresent.com Page 12 Source: Recruiting Trends 2012-2013 42nd Ed. Michigan State University
  • 13. Job/Internship Websites (3 of 9)  Internships4You.com – Post internship opportunities for free. – Send your postings to any college career centers in the U.S. and Canada up to 4 times a year. – Integrated screening and interview services give you more control over the recruiting process. www.readysetpresent.com Page 13
  • 14. Social Media (2 of 2)  Facebook – Despite its casual environment, facebook is still a good resource for employers to get the word out about job/internship openings. – The effectiveness of facebook depends on how well connected the user is. www.readysetpresent.com Page 14
  • 15. Getting the Most Out of Your Interns Page 15www.readysetpresent.com
  • 16. Getting the Most Out of Your Interns (2 of 2)  Unhappy and unsatisfied interns: – Don’t perform to their full potential – Are unmotivated to continue past their anticipated end-date – Won’t give any glowing testimonials about their workplace – Won’t spread the word about your internship opportunity – except to knock it www.readysetpresent.com Page 16
  • 17. Intern Do’s (1 of 3)  If you want to get the highest level of productivity from your interns:  Do’s – Welcome them to the team – Assign them meaningful work • 83% of interns seek a job where their creativity is valued www.readysetpresent.com Page 17 Source: 2013 InternMatch “The Best & Worst Intern Candidates” infographic
  • 18. Intern Don’ts (2 of 3) – Don’t expect interns to know everything right out of the gate – internships are training periods for beginners in the field. – Don’t expect interns to understand office politics and etiquette – internships are often the first professional job for many candidates. www.readysetpresent.com Page 18 Source: 2013 InternMatch “The Best & Worst Intern Candidates” infographic
  • 19. What to Discuss with New Hires (5 of 5)  Their Expectations of You – A good internship benefits both the employer and the intern. – Ask them what they want to get out of their internship, things they’d like to experience, things they’d rather not. – Make sure they’re exposed to new responsibilities on the job and not constantly in their comfort zone – part of the internship experience involves building one’s skillset and learning new things. www.readysetpresent.com Page 19
  • 20. Supervision and Evaluation www.readysetpresent.com Page 20
  • 21. Your Evaluation of Them (2 of 3)  There are many possible ways to evaluate your interns. By the end of the internship, you should have the following resources to help with your evaluations: – Detailed logs of hours and activities – First hand observation of work habits – Any completed work which would reflect the intern’s capabilities www.readysetpresent.com Page 21
  • 22. Streamlining the Internship Program www.readysetpresent.com Page 22
  • 23. Streamlining the Internship Program  It’s time to put those evaluations to good use and set about improving your program.  Compile any complaints and suggestions from interns into a list of issues to address and begin brainstorming possibilities for improvement. www.readysetpresent.com Page 23
  • 24. Encouraging a Sense of Community (4 of 4)  Team Projects – Encouraging interns to work together on specific projects from time to time can bolster a sense of community and camaraderie amongst them, increasing teamwork and productivity. – Examples: research projects, design projects, event planning projects, etc. www.readysetpresent.com Page 24
  • 25. Download “Interns & Internships” PowerPoint Content at ReadySetPresent.com Slides include: Definition/s of an intern/internship, Learning objectives of this presentation, Etymology of Interns and Internships, Overview of the legality when taking on interns, 10 slides on various ways to compensate interns, 26 slides on recruitment, 15 recruitment methods, 23 slides on screening and selection , 8 points on what (and what not) to look for in candidates, 13 points on interviewing candidates, 6 points on making the final selection, 13 slides on getting the most out of your interns, 11 Do’s and Don’ts, 14 points on what to discuss with new interns, 11 slides on screening and selecting volunteers, 3 slides on building an application, 5 slides on conducting the interviews, 16 slides on supervision and evaluation, 11 points on supervision and work styles, 10 points on evaluating interns, 12 points on evaluating your program, 4 slides on offering jobs to interns, 9 slides on improving your program, action plans and much more. Royalty Free - Use Them Over and Over Again. Now: more content, graphics, and diagrams www.readysetpresent.com Page 25 Sample