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A comprehensive training powerpoint that covers internships in the workplace

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  1. 1. Interns & Internships Sample
  2. 2. Why Hire an Intern? Page
  3. 3. Why Hire an Intern? (2 of 3) – Interns are willing to work for little or no money – You can work with potential entry- level employees without making a long-term commitment – Interns are typically available to fill any position for employment after their internship – Satisfied interns could spread the word about your company and its opportunities Page 3
  4. 4. Multiple Interns: Why Stop at One?  There are three good reasons to hire multiple interns. – Camaraderie: Interns with others their age will transition more smoothly into the workforce – Competition: Each intern wants to be the best, and will work hard to reach that goal – Choice: Having multiple interns gives you multiple choices when selecting a candidate for an open position. Page 4
  5. 5. Legal Issues Page
  6. 6. Legal Issues: Unpaid Internships (2 of 4)  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, interns who meet the following six criteria are not formal employees and do not fall under the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the law. 1. The intern must receive training 2. The internship benefits the intern Page 6
  7. 7. Compensation Page
  8. 8. Compensating Interns (4 of 8) – Internship candidates seeking academic credit often have to work a minimum number of hours in order for their schools to approve the credit, so make sure you’re able to offer steady hours.  Monthly Stipend – A more affordable alternative to hourly wages is a monthly stipend, which is often just enough to cover travel costs and other internship-related expenses. Page 8
  9. 9. Recruiting Interns Page 9
  10. 10. Establishing the Internship Opportunity (5 of 6) • The Fall and Spring semesters are standard internship periods for students, although many can’t juggle their studies with an internship. – For these students, Summer breaks are the preferred internship period. • Are you able to provide internships for the Summer break, or only for the Fall/Spring? Page 10
  11. 11. Recruitment Methods Page
  12. 12. College Career Centers (1 of 2)  61% of recruiters prefer to work with college and university career centers  Get in touch with college career centers.  Provide them with information about your internship opportunity and your requirements for student applicants. Page 12 Source: Recruiting Trends 2012-2013 42nd Ed. Michigan State University
  13. 13. Job/Internship Websites (3 of 9)  – Post internship opportunities for free. – Send your postings to any college career centers in the U.S. and Canada up to 4 times a year. – Integrated screening and interview services give you more control over the recruiting process. Page 13
  14. 14. Social Media (2 of 2)  Facebook – Despite its casual environment, facebook is still a good resource for employers to get the word out about job/internship openings. – The effectiveness of facebook depends on how well connected the user is. Page 14
  15. 15. Getting the Most Out of Your Interns Page
  16. 16. Getting the Most Out of Your Interns (2 of 2)  Unhappy and unsatisfied interns: – Don’t perform to their full potential – Are unmotivated to continue past their anticipated end-date – Won’t give any glowing testimonials about their workplace – Won’t spread the word about your internship opportunity – except to knock it Page 16
  17. 17. Intern Do’s (1 of 3)  If you want to get the highest level of productivity from your interns:  Do’s – Welcome them to the team – Assign them meaningful work • 83% of interns seek a job where their creativity is valued Page 17 Source: 2013 InternMatch “The Best & Worst Intern Candidates” infographic
  18. 18. Intern Don’ts (2 of 3) – Don’t expect interns to know everything right out of the gate – internships are training periods for beginners in the field. – Don’t expect interns to understand office politics and etiquette – internships are often the first professional job for many candidates. Page 18 Source: 2013 InternMatch “The Best & Worst Intern Candidates” infographic
  19. 19. What to Discuss with New Hires (5 of 5)  Their Expectations of You – A good internship benefits both the employer and the intern. – Ask them what they want to get out of their internship, things they’d like to experience, things they’d rather not. – Make sure they’re exposed to new responsibilities on the job and not constantly in their comfort zone – part of the internship experience involves building one’s skillset and learning new things. Page 19
  20. 20. Supervision and Evaluation Page 20
  21. 21. Your Evaluation of Them (2 of 3)  There are many possible ways to evaluate your interns. By the end of the internship, you should have the following resources to help with your evaluations: – Detailed logs of hours and activities – First hand observation of work habits – Any completed work which would reflect the intern’s capabilities Page 21
  22. 22. Streamlining the Internship Program Page 22
  23. 23. Streamlining the Internship Program  It’s time to put those evaluations to good use and set about improving your program.  Compile any complaints and suggestions from interns into a list of issues to address and begin brainstorming possibilities for improvement. Page 23
  24. 24. Encouraging a Sense of Community (4 of 4)  Team Projects – Encouraging interns to work together on specific projects from time to time can bolster a sense of community and camaraderie amongst them, increasing teamwork and productivity. – Examples: research projects, design projects, event planning projects, etc. Page 24
  25. 25. Download “Interns & Internships” PowerPoint Content at Slides include: Definition/s of an intern/internship, Learning objectives of this presentation, Etymology of Interns and Internships, Overview of the legality when taking on interns, 10 slides on various ways to compensate interns, 26 slides on recruitment, 15 recruitment methods, 23 slides on screening and selection , 8 points on what (and what not) to look for in candidates, 13 points on interviewing candidates, 6 points on making the final selection, 13 slides on getting the most out of your interns, 11 Do’s and Don’ts, 14 points on what to discuss with new interns, 11 slides on screening and selecting volunteers, 3 slides on building an application, 5 slides on conducting the interviews, 16 slides on supervision and evaluation, 11 points on supervision and work styles, 10 points on evaluating interns, 12 points on evaluating your program, 4 slides on offering jobs to interns, 9 slides on improving your program, action plans and much more. Royalty Free - Use Them Over and Over Again. Now: more content, graphics, and diagrams Page 25 Sample