What are the Benefits?
- Year round source of highly motivated pre-professionals
- Quality candidates for temporary or seasonal positions
- Freedom for professional staff to pursue more creative projects
- Flexible, cost-effective work force not requiring a long-term employer commitment
- Proven, cost-effective way to recruit and evaluate potential employees
What's expected of supervisors?
- Provide a clear job/project description for the work experience
- Orient the student to the organization, it's "culture" and their work assignment(s)
- Assist the student in developing/achieving personal learning objectives
- Host and on-site visit for the Internship Coordinator sometime during the work term
- Offer feedback to the student on a regular basis
- Complete formal written evaluations at the mid-point and conclusion of the work experience
Must an internship be paid?
If your organization is able, we certainly encourage you to consider offering compensation. If your organization is unable to offer a regular wage, consider helping the student with internship-related expenses such as parking fees, mileage, meals etc.
What must I do to get started?
- Our professional staff serve as primary contacts for certain academic majors. Submit a job/project description on your organization's letterhead. Feel free to include organizational literature as well.
- If you are a new or first-time employer, we may request a consultation at your work site with one of our professional staff.
- Acceptable placements will be publicized on campus to students and departmental faculty.
- Internship staff will either send resumes or refer eligible students directly to you. You decide whom to interview and accept.