Build an Internship Program


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Create high-quality internship experiences that work to create tangible business value.

Your Challenge
Internships are on the rise. Companies that face a shortage of skilled labor with key competencies use internships to build their employer brand and strengthen talent pipelines to high-value candidates. Meanwhile, prospective employees facing a difficult labor market covet internships as the means to gain work experience in a new field or industry.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

A high-quality internship experience is one that maximizes shared value. Firms maximize shared value when they create economic value for themselves in a way that creates social value.
The tangible business value of internship programs all hinges on ensuring that the intern has a positive experience. Design the program carefully, align organizational goals and learning objectives, and supervise the intern effectively to ensure a positive outcome.

Impact and Result

Get the project done quickly and carefully by focusing on goals and outcomes. Internship programs fail when organizations are not clear about the goals of the program or its learning outcomes, and when they fail to mentor and supervise interns effectively.
A successful program does not need to be time-consuming so long as key elements are in place. Internships that work have a clearly defined work-plan, a diligent recruiting process, and an effective framework for intern supervision and mentoring.

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Build an Internship Program

  1. The success of your internship program hinges on the shared value it creates for the business, the interns, and the community. A good internship program will ensure the assignment of a wide variety of challenging programs and tasks. Interns should be recruited in broadly the same way as regular employees to ensure the business value from the program. Effective supervision and mentorship is the pillar of your internship program. Effective off-boarding begins with effective supervision during the second half of the internship.
  2. Start this project today by calling 1-877-876-3322 Use our Build an Internship Program Blueprint Best Practice Toolkit Includes: Build an internship Program Storyboard Internship Program Design Tool Em ployer Internship Program Tem plate Source:http://hr.m clean /research/ss/build-an-internship-program Guided Implementations: Make the case for the internship program Design an internship work plan Prepare an d conduct interviews, an d onboard interns effectively Manage interns diligently to ensure the creation of shared value Transition effectively to assess th e continued success o f your program www.m 1-877-876-3322 Plus: Onsite workshops available SKILLS BE SURE YOUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS A WIN FOR BOTH YOUR COMPANY AND THE INTERNEE. BUILD A PIPELINE FOR GREAT NEW HIRES!