Presentation on theme: "Internships: Creating a Win-Win Experience for Everyone."— Presentation transcript:
Internships: Creating a Win-Win Experience for Everyone
Where do you stand? Name Title Why did you stand where you did? What do you hope to learn?
What is an internship?
Structured, supervised Short-term (usually one term or one year) Perform tasks/projects to gain practical experience All levels of education Traditional and non-traditional students Community members Done for college credit or not Benefits both the intern and the organization
Paid or Unpaid?
Fair Labor Standards Act 1. Training similar to that found in a vocational school or educational instruction 2. For the benefit of the intern 3. Interns do not displace regular employees; they work under supervision of staff 4. Employer receives no immediate advantage 5. Interns are not entitled to a job 6. Intern is not entitled to wages for their time Six requirements for an ethically sound unpaid internship
Good news! There’s an exception for the public sector and non-profits.
How can interns help you?
Making it a win-win experience What are the benefits for the intern? How do learners, staff or the program benefit?
Tips for a successful internship Plan in advance Interview for the best candidate Learn about the intern’s strengths Be clear about your goals Incorporate the intern’s goals Create a work plan together Check in regularly Ask for feedback Celebrate!
Write a position description
Create an internship work plan
Questions, thoughts, suggestions…
What will you take away from today’s conference?