 WHAT CONSTITUTES AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
 WHY WOULD YOUR ORGANIZATION WANT ONE?
 HOW DO YOU ESTABLISH A QUALITY PROGRAM...
Internship – an opportunity for students to work at
an organization for a fixed period of time to gain
practical work expe...
 Volunteers
 Broader demographic
 Typically for charity, event or cause
 Donate time and talent
 Not paid
 No set ti...
Employers Want Students Want
Identify future hires Gain practical work experience
Conduct recruitment with low risk Build ...
 Internships are Resume Builders
 Internships are Network Builders
 Internships are Portfolio Builders
 Internships ar...
2.5
6.5
Intern Non-Intern
Transition Time -
Months for New Hires
Intern Non-Intern
58%
30%
Job Offers
Interns Non-Interns
...
Interns can be ambassadors for you …
or NOT
Most interns share their experiences with others
Although half of all intern...
Prep
•Organizational Audit
•Management/Supervisor Support
•Job Description/Work Plan/Duration
•Paid vs Unpaid
•Select a Su...
o Platform to post jobs (internships, summer jobs, full-time
jobs, volunteer employment opportunities)
o Promotion of oppo...
Freshman Year: Self Discovery
- Getting acclimated to college life
- Confirming their choice of major
- Taking core curric...
Depends upon Intern
 Classification
 Major/Concentration
 Skills
 Interest
Depends upon Employer
 Industry
 Expect...
 Job Title
 Specify full time, part time or internship
 Organization Name
 Hours per Week
 Wage
 Paid/Unpaid
 Emplo...
Social Media Planning & Execution
o Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and
other social channels
Press Releas...
 Big Picture
 Mission
 Culture
 Customer
 Organization Chart
 Your Expectations
 Learning Objectives
 Project Time...
 Provide interns with real work assignments
 Hold orientations/handbook/website
 Select and designate appropriate inter...
NONPROFITS
 NonProfits are an exception to FLSA
 Religious, Charitable, Civic, Humanitarian Purpose
 State or Local Gov...
 DOL - Academic credit does not constitute
compensation
 Academic Credit
 Transcript verified
 University restrictions...
 Average intern salary at the bachelor’s degree
level is $16.35
 Freshmen interns earn an average of $15.05/hr
 Senior ...
 Stipends, Reimbursements, Allowances
 Expenses, parking, transportation, membership dues, etc.
 Federal Works Study Fu...
 Job Shadowing
 UNT “Take Flight” – 1-5 day program
http://careercenter.unt.edu/students/career-exploration
 Mentor Pro...
 University Career Services Websites
TCU careers.tcu.edu
UNT – careercenter.edu/eagle_network
 NACE – National Associati...
Kim Satz, Associate Director
TCU Central Career Center
817-257-4141
K.Satz@tcu.edu
https://careers.tcu.edu/
Nancy Eanes, S...
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  • Power of 3

    Overview
  • We often get calls from organizations and from students asking it they’re existing role is an internship. Employers want to know bc they want to offer it and students want to know bc they want to be able to represent they have one/resume/attractive to employers.

    Answer is – Depends, because an internship can take many forms.

    If the role is robust enough that a student is gaining practical work experience then it may be an internship.

    Consider whether appropriate to rename it that so a student can honestly represent it
  • Since nonprofits rely heavy on volunteers – worth illustrating the differences between the two

    Volunteer – broader demog, not necessarily a student, donate time/talent, any type of tasks, can do as long as want, and generally not seeking employment

    Intern – student, fixed, paid/unpaid, generally employment related.
  • Why so much focus on internships – well with the competitive market, there’s a recognition how much an internship program can benefit both employers and students:

    Go through for each
  • To reiterate student benefits, …. With technology moving towards not only a paper resume, but an electronic on – linked In – and now e-porfolios. Click on link to illustrate quickly how/work product etc – internship provides substantive content

    Resume – employers looking for real work experience; not considered otherwise
    Portfolio – click on link – examples of work product etc.
    Network – Directors on boards are often senior management/leadership roles in other companies; industry contacts
    Satisfaction/Wellbeing and Engagement - Student who had internships had much higher levels of well being (1.5x more) than those who did not. More engaged at work (2X more). 2014 Gallup-Purdue study

    NACE - When it comes to a job seeker’s skills and qualities, employers recruiting from the college Class of 2014 are looking for candidates who are decisive, can solve problems, are good communicators, and are analytical, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
    “Employers want to see in candidates the skills that are necessary to excel in the workplace and help the organization,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE’s executive director.

  • Additionally, studies show increases student productivity (great for employer) and their marketability/earning power (great for student) significantly.
  • So we’ve talked about why good to do = need to emphasis like most things only worth doing if you do right. Important students have a good experience. While most orgz recog can help branding/visibility but don’t seem to recognize that the flip side is true if not a good experience.
  • So How do you build a good program?

    Regardless of size, it’s important you put the time in upfront to work through these 4 phases to determine what your needs, resources etc are to build a quality program for your organization.
  • Non profit internship workshop

    1. 1.  WHAT CONSTITUTES AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?  WHY WOULD YOUR ORGANIZATION WANT ONE?  HOW DO YOU ESTABLISH A QUALITY PROGRAM THAT ENGAGES STUDENTS?
    2. 2. Internship – an opportunity for students to work at an organization for a fixed period of time to gain practical work experience in the industry relating to their field of study.
    3. 3.  Volunteers  Broader demographic  Typically for charity, event or cause  Donate time and talent  Not paid  No set time frame  Not generally employment related  Internships  Student-focused  Practical work experience in a chosen field  Required/Elective  Paid/unpaid  Fixed time period  Generally employment related
    4. 4. Employers Want Students Want Identify future hires Gain practical work experience Conduct recruitment with low risk Build their resume Gain short term talent/fresh ideas Collect work samples Brand “ambassadors” Learn new skills Increased retention/productivity of new-hires Build a network of professional contacts Take advantage of low-cost labor Explore potential career Make headway with “To Do” list Earn money Free up time for full-time employees Get a job offer Reported by Internbridge – Employer Survey
    5. 5.  Internships are Resume Builders  Internships are Network Builders  Internships are Portfolio Builders  Internships are Satisfaction Builders http://rachelhill-lsu.weebly.com/index.html
    6. 6. 2.5 6.5 Intern Non-Intern Transition Time - Months for New Hires Intern Non-Intern 58% 30% Job Offers Interns Non-Interns Reported by National Association of Colleges and Employers – 2011 Employer Survey Interns are 70% more likely to be hired as full-time employees with any company. Median Starting Salary Interns $46,000 Non-Interns $34,600
    7. 7. Interns can be ambassadors for you … or NOT Most interns share their experiences with others Although half of all interns report being highly satisfied with their internship experience … … many agree their internship program needs improvement Almost all companies feel internships could help their recruiting brand But only a smaller percentage recognize that a sub- par internship program could likewise damage their brand Reported by NACE Annual Conference 2009
    8. 8. Prep •Organizational Audit •Management/Supervisor Support •Job Description/Work Plan/Duration •Paid vs Unpaid •Select a Supervisor Seek •Job Posting •Networking - Social Media Posts •Build your Brand on Campus Host •On-Boarding Plan •Provide Frequent and Meaningful Feedback •Suggest and Provide Opportunities for Work Samples •Provide References/Endorsements •Provide an Appropriate Farewell and Ask for Student Feedback Review •Carefully Review Student and Supervisor Feedback •Revise Job Description •Develop timeline and plan for next internship •Engage Previous Interns as Campus Ambassadors
    9. 9. o Platform to post jobs (internships, summer jobs, full-time jobs, volunteer employment opportunities) o Promotion of opportunities o Qualified candidate pool o On-Campus Interviews o Career Events o Fairs o Networking Nights o Resumania o Guest Speakers o Panel Discussions o Social Media
    10. 10. Freshman Year: Self Discovery - Getting acclimated to college life - Confirming their choice of major - Taking core curriculum Sophomore Year: Career Exploration - Building connections with faculty - Campus activities and leadership opportunities - Exploring interests Junior Year: Career Focused - Gaining experience that will translate to a job offer - Have taken specialized courses - Some looking for the job pipeline Senior Year: Making Decisions - Targeted jobs, industries, and careers - Find employment opportunities and participate in interviews - Market relevant experiences, skills, and qualifications
    11. 11. Depends upon Intern  Classification  Major/Concentration  Skills  Interest Depends upon Employer  Industry  Expectations  Training  Supervision
    12. 12.  Job Title  Specify full time, part time or internship  Organization Name  Hours per Week  Wage  Paid/Unpaid  Employment Start and End Dates  Job Description  General description of company  Scope of Responsibilities and Experience  Job Requirements  Education  Skills  Physical  Application Instructions  POST! PROMOTE!
    13. 13. Social Media Planning & Execution o Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and other social channels Press Release Writing Website Content Development o Wordpress or other dynamic formats Event Planning Channel or Media Planning Layout and design flyers, brochures, signage o InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Suite design software Human Resources, etc.
    14. 14.  Big Picture  Mission  Culture  Customer  Organization Chart  Your Expectations  Learning Objectives  Project Timelines  Performance Appraisal  Company Policies  Dress Code  Travel Expenses  Flexible Work Schedule/Set Hours  Tour of Facility  POCs – technical, emergency, HR, etc.  Timelines for Full-time Offers
    15. 15.  Provide interns with real work assignments  Hold orientations/handbook/website  Select and designate appropriate intern manager  Encourage team/management involvement  Constructive feedback on intern/program  Understand university requirements  Showcase intern work through presentations  Offer flex-time and/or other work arrangements  Invite career center staff/faculty for onsite visit  Hold new-hire panels/shadow staff for day  Conduct exit interviews Excerpt from 15 Best Practices for Internship Programs, Building a Premier Internship by NACE http://www.naceweb.org/recruiting/15_best_practices/
    16. 16. NONPROFITS  NonProfits are an exception to FLSA  Religious, Charitable, Civic, Humanitarian Purpose  State or Local Government Agency FOR PROFIT Must pass FSLA “Six Prong” Test:  Training … is similar to that in a vocational school  Training is for the benefit of the trainees/students  The Employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees or students, and on occasion his operations may actually be impeded  Trainees do not displace regular employees, but work under their close observation  Trainees not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion  All Understand not entitled to wages
    17. 17.  DOL - Academic credit does not constitute compensation  Academic Credit  Transcript verified  University restrictions  Tuition costly  Alternatives  Internship Certification – TCU Career Services verified  Community College Course
    18. 18.  Average intern salary at the bachelor’s degree level is $16.35  Freshmen interns earn an average of $15.05/hr  Senior interns earn an average $17.94/hr  Hourly rate may be dependent on industry/location  Largest percentage of unpaid internships  Industry: government, social services, nonprofits, legal  Major: Communications, Education, Liberal Arts, Legal  Average salary at non profit generally lower than at a for profit company  66% of students would accept less pay in exchange for greater work experience NACE 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey
    19. 19.  Stipends, Reimbursements, Allowances  Expenses, parking, transportation, membership dues, etc.  Federal Works Study Funds  Off campus jobs with nonprofits  Special University Programs  TCU Intern Scholarship Program – made over 100 awards totaling $300K to students for low or unpaid internships  Company Partnerships  Exxon Community Summer Jobs Program – funded close to 1,600 internships benefiting more than 330 nonprofit agencies in North Texas over 20 years
    20. 20.  Job Shadowing  UNT “Take Flight” – 1-5 day program http://careercenter.unt.edu/students/career-exploration  Mentor Programs  University Student Development programs/panels
    21. 21.  University Career Services Websites TCU careers.tcu.edu UNT – careercenter.edu/eagle_network  NACE – National Association of Colleges and Employers; www.naceweb.org  SOACE – Southern Association of Colleges and Employers; www.soace.org  CEIA - Cooperative Education and Internship Association; www.ceiainc.org
    22. 22. Kim Satz, Associate Director TCU Central Career Center 817-257-4141 K.Satz@tcu.edu https://careers.tcu.edu/ Nancy Eanes, Student Services Associate UNT Health Sciences Career Center 817-735-0430 Nancy.Eanes@unthsc.edu http://web.unthsc.edu/departments/ studentaffairs/careerservices

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