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The Keys to Successful Internships:

Presentation #2 (second 20 min. session)

"Intro to Structuring Your Internship Program and Maximizing Value"

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InternInMichigan.com / InternMatch.com Collaborative Webinar

  1. 1. Developing a Quality Internship Program <ul><li>Set goals and policies for the internship program </li></ul><ul><li>Write a plan for the internship opportunity (ie, compensation, academic credits, hours per week and length of internship) </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit a qualified intern (The sooner, the better!) </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the intern </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct exit interviews and follow up </li></ul>
  2. 2. Are there rule for unpaid internships <ul><li>To address concerns that some employers may be taking advantage of the opportunity to have eager college students come work for them at no cost , the U.S. Department of Labor released a set of rules that clarify the roles of those employers and the students’ colleges. The rules will fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which also establishes the minimum wage, overtime pay, and any youth employment standards. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internships may be unpaid if : <ul><li>The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; </li></ul><ul><li>The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern; </li></ul><ul><li>The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff; </li></ul><ul><li>The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded; </li></ul><ul><li>The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and </li></ul><ul><li>The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. </li></ul>

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