Thank you for your organization's interest in offering internships! We're certain this can be a positive experience for all involved.
- Design a series of projects and/or assignments that build into a constructive learning environment for the student intern.
- Market your opportunity to students by posting an internship via Handshake.
- Arrange an appointment to meet with your student intern in order to discuss the details of the internship and their learning objectives.
- Throughout the internship, try to engage the intern in additional learning opportunities such as daily visits, staff meetings, any professional development events.
- At the midterm period of the quarter, you will receive an email from us, asking you to complete an evaluation for the student via Handshake.
- During the last week of the academic quarter, you will receive another email asking you to complete another evaluation for the student via Handshake.
Do you have questions? Contact our Internship Coordinator.
Have the answers to these questions ready BEFORE you hire:
- What are the intern's duties and learning objectives?
- What are our required Intern qualifications?
- Where, and with whom, will the intern work?
Make sure that the internship supervisor is accessible to the intern:
- Offer feedback during the internship, not just at the end
- Be clear about your expectations - our students want to know how to do well in your organization.
- Be prepared to answer questions.
Forms and Guidelines
- NACE - the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and a wealth of information. Don't miss their Postion Statement on US Internships, or their 15 Best Practices for Internship Programs.
- US Department of Labor's Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act