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The Internship Institute


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Presentation about The Internship institute -- a non-profit focused on best practices in internships that help individuals, organizations and economies prosper.

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The Internship Institute

  1. 1. The Internship Institute Assuring the Quality, Integrity and Value of Internships The Internship Institute
  2. 2. “ No substitute for experience.” The Internship Institute
  3. 3. “ Youth unemployment will clearly be the epidemic of this next decade unless we get on it right away. You can’t throw in the towel on this.” -- Business Week, Feb. 2011 Cover Story “ The Youth Unemployment Timebomb ” The Internship Institute
  4. 4. In the U.S., black teenagers have an unemployment rate of 44%; white teens 23%. -- Business Week, Feb. 2011 Cover Story “The Youth Unemployment Timebomb” The Internship Institute
  5. 5. The Internship Institute <ul><li>Our Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Standardize internship quality </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student’s career exposure, work experience and development </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill industry demands for highly skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Increase graduation rates </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance business-education linkages </li></ul>Quality internship programs can convert student talent into business gains.
  6. 6. STUDENT CERTIFICATION <ul><li>For Students… </li></ul>The Internship Institute
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  8. 8. TRAINING & SUPPORT <ul><li>For Employers… </li></ul>The Internship Institute
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  10. 10. Virtual Internship PROGRAMS <ul><li>For Employers and Students… </li></ul>The Internship Institute
  11. 11. The Internship Institute <ul><li>Delivered virtually… </li></ul><ul><li>Connect interns to employer projects </li></ul><ul><li>Student certification </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor training </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars on workplace competencies (social media, excel…) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry or profession focused </li></ul><ul><li>Customized to organization(s) </li></ul>Virtual internships are more common as workforce needs change and modern technologies make it cost effective.
  12. 12. INTERNSHIP SEEDING <ul><li>Expanding Opportunities… </li></ul>The Internship Institute
  13. 13. The Internship Institute <ul><li>67 host sites enlisted </li></ul><ul><li>30 post-secondary institutions enlisted </li></ul><ul><li>50 students recruited and placed </li></ul><ul><li>Program sustainability rate 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Program quality enhancement 88% </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely satisfied 70% </li></ul>What distinguishes the ISI internship development program is its highly strategic, industry-driven approach to promote long-term program sustainability and opportunity expansion. CASE STUDY: Northeastern, PA 2009-2010
  14. 14. APPRENTICORP <ul><li>Creating a frontline of professional talent… </li></ul>The Internship Institute
  15. 15. The Internship Institute <ul><li>Start with industry and need </li></ul><ul><li>Set outcomes and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and craft opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit for behavioral competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Train in conjunction with educational institution </li></ul><ul><li>Get credits for work </li></ul>Quality internship programs can convert student talent into business gains.
  16. 16. 202.409.7441 • 866.GO.INTERN(604.6837) • The Internship Institute