Beginning an Internship Program

CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR INTERN: Specify the number of hours the intern will be needed each week. Will specific hours be adhered to, or will the schedule be more flexible? Applicants want to know up front what they will be paid, if anything. At this point specify whether the intern will be paid by project, by the hour, a stipend, or not at all. Remember that internships which at least offer a stipend will attract more qualified individuals.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AN INTERN: Responsibilities might include outcomes that may not be apparent at first glance. For example, an intern working in a real estate office may not realize that the computer experience he or she will be getting will be helpful in a later job search. Requirements are your best opportunity to narrow down the field of prospective applicants to what you are looking for. You may want to include a required or preferred background, organizational abilities, any necessary experience, or office skills. Try not to be too selective in asking for experience -- that's what you are there for.

HOW TO APPLY TO AN INTERNSHIP: The application is where you give the necessary information on how and where to apply. Include an address and a telephone number, and whether you will be requiring a resume and a cover letter. Many managers find it is effective to conduct an initial screening by telephone. This enables them to determine if there is a possibility of a good match between the needs of their organization and the applicant's goals. Candidates who remain then participate in in-person interviews focusing on the intern's interest, expectations and skills. Each intern's abilities and requirements will be different, and depending on the individual candidates and the amount of effort and time one is willing to put in, provisions may need to be made to accommodate them. A verbal contract with the intern before the beginning of the internship is the least that should be done. Some managers may prefer a written contract.

Copyright AE Schwartz & Associates All rights reserved. For a free site to look for interns seeking internships: Internships4You and for a Free listing as a Trainer, Consultant, Speaker, Vendor/Organization: TrainingConsortium

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.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at


Small Business Saturday is 'making folks aware that small towns matter'
For Murrysville jeweler Frank Weiss, every Saturday is Small Business Saturday. “I do try to promote it and bring interest to that day,” said Weiss, owner at Golden Creations on William Penn Highway. “I don't necessarily see a big jump in business, but ...


Where to spend Small Business Saturday
If you're looking for to get some holiday shopping done this Saturday, here are some businesses participating in "Small Business Saturday"! Sugar Twist Bakery -Brimhall Road. Open from: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ...

CBS News

Small businesses are thinking big for Small Business Saturday
CBS News
Many small and independent retailers who are holding Small Business Saturday shopping events Thanksgiving weekend are banding together with others, believing that there's strength in numbers. Small Business Saturday, started in 2010 to encourage ...
4 National Companies Working Behind The Scenes For Small Business OwnersForbes
Retailers in Evansville, throughout the region want to see you on Small Business SaturdayEvansville Courier & Press
Shop Local: BN businesses to visit during Small Business SaturdayBloomington Pantagraph
YourErie -Carroll County Times -Idaho State Journal
all 389 news articles »

Local stores gear up for small business Saturday
Washington Times Herald
Businesses in Washington and Odon are planning a Saturday full of deals for customers as they officially kick off their Christmas shopping season. "Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for the brick and mortar stores in our area to grab a ...


Marketplace celebrates Small Business Saturday
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Marketplace is celebrating Small Business Saturday. The shopping center, on Ming Avenue, has a list of businesses offering deals to get people to support local business. Plus, the Marine's Toys for Tots toy drive will be by ...

Verizon Communications

The Pretty Pink Rooster gears up for Small Business Saturday
Verizon Communications
Like many business owners, Alexandra Daras, the owner of Bernardsville, NJ-based store, The Pretty Pink Rooster Boutique, is knee deep in the 2018 holiday shopping season – and loving it. The Pretty Pink Rooster is a boutique designed for women ...

Small Business Saturday gets some help in NM | Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — From Old Town to Nob Hill and beyond, local businesses are prepping for Small Business Saturday, and this year they should be ...
New Mexico to mark tax-free day on 'Small Business Saturday'News & Observer

all 39 news articles »

The Salinas Californian

East Salinas to join Oldtown for Small Business Saturday
The Salinas Californian
East Salinas will be throwing its first Small Business Saturday as Oldtown also prepares for crowds following big box retail stores' Black Friday. "What we're doing here is a shopping experience that's family-friendly and relaxing," said Trish Sullivan ...


Small Business Saturday in Downtown Panama City
(WJHG/WECP) - Some people, like Eddie Lee Williams, feel like shopping on Small Business Saturday gives them an opportunity to find a diamond in the rubble. "A lot of people will get rid of stuff and they don't know what it be worth and you might buy ...

KTVQ Billings News

Billings Chamber hands out gift cards to boost Small Business ...
KTVQ Billings News
BILLINGS- Small Business Saturday started in 2010 in response to Black Friday to highlight smaller, local stores. Now the Billings Chamber of Commerce is ...

and more »
Google News

Practical Money-Saving Tips For Small Businesses

One of the primary concerns all small businesses have is... Read More

Incorporating a Small Business: S corporations versus C corporations

If you've been considering incorporating your small business, you've probably... Read More

Small Business Mistakes: Are You Making Enough of Them?

That's right ­ are you making enough mistakes in your... Read More

Finding the Right People for your Business

Where do you find the right people for a business... Read More

A Gift Basket Home Business is an Easy Way to Wrap up Profits

You want to know more about making money with your... Read More

3.5 Million People And A Possible UK Home Business Opportunity

Has this ever happened to you... 'John, you have a... Read More

Boat Detailing Tips and Procedures

Auto detailers are often asked to clean boats and detail... Read More

25 Valuable Phone Numbers For Small Businesses Success

Starting and growing a small business can be a daunting... Read More

Mobile Pressure Washing and City Contracts

Many mobile pressure-washing companies turn to government contacts to make... Read More

Discover How You Can Start Making Your Small Business Dream Come True

As a teenager I worked for my father's small business.... Read More

Quality Controls for Franchising Companies Sample Outline

Quality control in franchising companies is paramount and all franchising... Read More

Expand Your Professional Organizer Business

Grow your Professional Organizer business by branching out into related... Read More

Buying a Business

Start thinking about buying an established business if you want... Read More

Does Your Small Business Marketing Suffer From The Bulldog Effect?

If you're an entrepreneur responsible for your own small business... Read More

Marketing - The Way To Make What Youre Really Worth

You only have so much time in a day right?So... Read More

Build Credibility with Expertise

As an Investment Representative you've worked hard to build trust... Read More

Street Wars Between Mobile Car Washers and Mobile Auto Detailers

There is much competition in the mobile auto detailing business.... Read More

Essex Accountants: Top Things to Look For

One of the most common horrific mistakes a business can... Read More

Dig Deep for Small Business Ideas Before You Start the Wrong Business

If you're serious about wanting to start a business, the... Read More

Understanding Franchise Releationships in a Franchised Business

Now that you have invested your time, energy and money... Read More

Window Cleaning Business Future Challenge With Self Cleaning Glass

Self-cleaning glass has been talked about a lot, with such... Read More

Start a Technical Writing Service

Technical writing services are employed to explain the details of... Read More

How to Sponsor an Event for Fun and PROFIT

How do you sponsor an event and get personal introductions... Read More

Measuring Your Way to Success

Are you a motivational speaker who consistently gets rave reviews... Read More

Growing Your Small Business Through Alliances and Joint Ventures

-- Beyond Cold Calling, "Warm" Calling and Sending E-mails --Many... Read More