Implementing an Internship Program

CONSIDERING COMPANY NEEDS: In identifying your needs for the internship, you need to examine the chief responsibilities of the position. And the broader they are, the more flexibility you will be giving yourself and the intern. Decide upon how often you will need the intern. Gauge any time factor related to the responsibilities you are assigning. Remember that the intern will not be as experienced as a regular employee would, he or she will need additional time to get acquainted with computer and other systems, your style of office management, and other on-the-job factors. Next figure your ability to offer a stipend. Not only will offering money bring you more qualified applicants, but it will suitably reward the intern. Many managers find it easy to offer a stipend in terms of travel expenses or living expenses, while also supplying miscellaneous costs.

ADVERTISING FOR INTERNS: Most college and university career counseling offices contain internship listings or will post advertised internships. Research the universities and colleges in your area to find out where it would be most appropriate to list your internship. For example, if your internship is computer based, it would be wisest to list it in appropriate technical schools. It is also beneficial to find out what departments and fields of study are available in the educational institutions in your area. Many departments are willing to list internships for students who are majoring in their department or who plan to pursue that field. Be broad-minded in this method of advertising. If your internship involves primarily public relations, consider departments such as psychology, English, advertising, communication, and foreign languages. When listing the internship position, include several aspects which will present the internship in the most attractive, but honest light.

GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNSHIP: This is a brief general description of the areas the intern will be working in while also describing the organization itself. A typical overview might read: "Assist a broker in researching stocks, performing stock analysis, and networking new clients and contacts in an established stock brokerage firm. Work in a face-paced exciting setting with a goal-oriented approach to success." Also, a title is often the first thing applicants look at so make sure it is concise, attractive, and self-explanatory. "Museum Curator's assistant" tells the applicant that he or she will have direct contact with the curator, will be assisting in curator tasks, and will be working with people in museum administration.

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CEO, A.E. Schwartz & Associates, Boston, MA., a comprehensive organization which offers over 40 skills based management training programs. Mr. Schwartz conducts over 150 programs annually for clients in industry, research, technology, government, Fortune 100/500 companies, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. He is often found at conferences as a key note presenter and/or facilitator. His style is fast-paced, participatory, practical, and humorous. He has authored over 65 books and products, and taught/lectured at over a dozen colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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