Employer Webinar - Structuring a Beneficial Internship


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Employer Webinar - Structuring a Beneficial Internship

  1. 1. Structuring a Beneficial Internship
  2. 2. Welcome! • 4th in our series of monthly webinars • Hosted by InternInMichigan.com • Each webinar will be divided into two sections • Your feedback will be solicited for later use
  3. 3. Today’s Presenters Dr. Lori Kerlin Intern In Michigan Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce interninmichigan@tcchamber.org Jason Pacely Intern In Michigan Detroit Chamber of Commerce jpacely@detroitchamber.com
  4. 4. Housekeeping for the Webinar • Use the dialogue boxes to ask questions • Questions will be answered between sections • Links to view the slides will be distributed after the session
  5. 5. Today’s Topics • How to secure an academic credit for your intern • How to establish responsibilities for your interns
  6. 6. Internship Overview • An internship is any carefully monitored work or service experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience. • Internship circumstances vary widely.
  7. 7. Internship Overview • An internship is generally between three to nine months and can begin in summer, fall or spring. • Internships usually follow the starting and ending dates of the academic semester.
  8. 8. How does a student obtain academic credit for internship experience? • Credit requirements for internships vary by school and department. • It is the student’s responsibility to manage the process along with the school Internship Coordinator.
  9. 9. How to secure an academic credit for your intern • The student is responsible for contacting their department Internship Coordinator. • The student will need to register or sign up for the internship class. Jed Slagter, Intern Tower Automotive
  10. 10. How to secure an academic credit for your intern • The student will meet with Employment Services or the Internship Coordinator throughout the semester for help with: – Resume - Requirements – Interviewing skills - Concerns • The student and Internship Coordinator will prepare a contract with the employer.
  11. 11. How to secure an academic credit for your intern • The Internship Coordinator will complete a mid-point evaluation and final evaluation. • The Internship Coordinator may do an onsite visit. Ryan Lake, Intern Amway
  12. 12. Check List 1.Student contacts department internship coordinator 2.Student registers for internship class 3.Student meets with Internship Coordinator throughout the internship 4.Internship Coordinator conducts mid-point and final evaluation 5.Internship Coordinator may conduct an onsite visit
  13. 13. What are interns responsible for during their internship? • Interns are responsible for ensuring a successful learning experience. • Internship supervisors and Career Centers will offer you assessments. • Self-assessments are just as valuable.
  14. 14. Here are a few ways to measure the growth of the learning curve: • Review the goals and expectations as listed in the pre-internship/first-day documents. • Check off the goals met. • Examine the assignments completed and note the new skills developed. • Assess internship supervisor’s final evaluation report and • Write down the positive comments in terms of work ethic and attitude.
  15. 15. Measurable areas of progress • Assess confidence and self-esteem both before and after the internship • Note any gained new knowledge that can be turned into a class paper. • If grades are given for an internship, the increase in GPA is another sign of success.
  16. 16. Work Samples • Collect all the items— reports, projects, documents etc.—and include them in a portfolio. • Written explanations of the challenge and performance in each instance. • The findings may be surprising and pleasing.
  17. 17. Developing Contacts • Count the number of new contacts made during the internship (supervisor, interns, company personnel) • They serve as valuable resources when networking for future internships or jobs. • Improve relations with the Career Center staff.
  18. 18. Revisit the Resume • Study the resume before and after the internship. • Note the additional entries that strengthen the resume (new work experiences, achievements, software/technology skills, etc.) • Add the details of assignments and accomplishments