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1 Presented By: Janeen Tucker EVP, Workforce Development March 25, 2014

2 For Clarification Interns One semester or over a season (summer, etc) Paid or unpaid/Credit or non-credit Often times students will do more than one internship throughout their college career so that they can try out a couple of different fields or positions and compare them to see which one they like best Co-ops More than one semester Students might take classes in the fall and then work for the company during spring semester This rotation can sometimes go on for more than one year Apprentices Students or employees who work with an employer that agrees to ‘sponsor’ and train for a specific skilled trade For Clarification

3 Online Resources Go Intern! Partner Handbook Intern Job Posting site Coordination with 17 bi-state colleges & universities – GSU, CSU, Kennesaw, Mercer, CTC, Embry-Riddle, Auburn, Tuskegee, Miller-Mott, Troy, GA Tech, UGA, Southern Poly, UA, Virginia, CVCC, Phoenix GO intern! Benefits & Resources

4 Do you need an intern? 1.Do you have difficulty finding qualified new employees? 2.Does your organization require skills or talents that are typically not learned in the classroom? 3.Do you provide goods or a service that sets your business apart from the competition? 4.Do your full-time employees have projects that could benefit from the focused attention of an intern, such as research or special projects? 5.Will existing resources, equipment and accommodations be sufficient for the intern? 6.Do you have appropriate personnel to oversee interns? Identify Your Business Needs

5 Every intern, whether volunteer or paid, needs a job description. A good job description should tie directly to the missions and objectives of the organization describing: – Responsibilities of the intern position – Qualifications – system of support – Accountability – Successful performance measurements A thorough job description will help avoid confusion and maximize your staff’s time and efforts. The Partner Handbook will walk you through 11 questions to help you develop a good description and provide samples. Develop Intern Job Description

6 Participating companies will have exclusive avenues for recruiting interns including: – Go Intern! Career Fair, exclusively for companies hiring intern positions – Coordination with 17 bi-state college & universities – Chamber members may post intern job descriptions at: Applicants apply directly to you and the hiring decisions will be up to you Recruiting Interns

7 The selection process for interns should closely resemble your company’s process for hiring regular employees The success of the internship depends upon a good match between the company and the intern Steps for evaluating student resumes and applications Sample Interview Questions Selection Process

8 Formal intern orientation Setting up a mentoring system – Mentor or Project Teams Evaluation process – Intern Assessment – Employer Assessment – College/University Evaluation Form Dress code policy and sample – Casual, Business Casual or Business Professional Intern Program Management

9 Proper Classification – Intern vs Employee State and Federal Employment Laws – Fact Sheet #71 – US DOL Wage & Hour FLSA Compensation & Benefits – Paid or Unpaid – Credit or Non-Credit Social Media and Sample Policy Dismissal of Intern Situations Human Resource Issues

10 Should we offer academic credit? How do I find an intern? What are the benefits of mentoring an intern? Should I offer an orientation? Should I give the student a post-internship review? Frequently Asked Questions

11 Internship Application Confidentiality Agreement Internet Access Policy Goal Setting Worksheet Social Media and Blogging Internship Job Descriptions Employer Evaluations Sample Forms

12 For More Information Contact Janeen Tucker Executive Vice President Workforce Development, Human Resources 706-257-1187

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