Hiring interns indeed takes some work, but with the right tools in place, the process can be simple and enjoyable for all. When hiring an intern, remember the following best practices:
It’s extremely rewarding to guide interns and see them succeed in their projects. The more you put into the program and the individual, the more likely the internship will be a positive and mutually beneficial experience. ✨
An intern is a student or trainee who works with an organization for a certain period of time to gain professional experience, skills, industry insights and possibly college credit. The internship is typically related to the intern’s career interests or field of study at school.
There are several benefits when hiring interns. Companies can help the next generation by preparing them for the workforce, get help with tasks, gain new perspectives, boost their team’s leadership skills and look out for/train potential full-time employees.
Recruiting an intern involves defining the internship position, creating a job post and application form, advertising the position, gathering and reviewing applications, interviewing applicants and making a selection from your pool of intern candidates. You should start the recruiting process 3-4 months in advance so students can properly plan their semester and ensure they comply with their school’s requirements.