• Internships: Best Practices


  • How Others Do It: Vanderbilt Internship Focuses on Analysis, Problem-Solving

     

    The capstone experience for Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate Human and Organizational Development (HOD) degree is an internship in which the learning objectives are associated with the coursework, not the vocational learning.


     

    Three Best Practices for Internship Program Success

     

    There are many “best practices” you can implement to strengthen your organization’s internship program. Three you may not have considered include offering a flexible work schedule, inviting faculty to visit interns on site, and holding new hire panels to showcase your organization to potential interns.


     

    Internship Program Growth Can Spark Full-Time Hiring

     
    Five years ago, we hired very few college graduates and did very little on campus,” explains Greg Muccio, who leads the team responsible Southwest Airlines’ contingent work force staffing, college recruiting, and internship program. “Our internship program was small and mostly focused on aviation-related roles and some marketing positions.” Now, the company’s NoLimits internship program covers 30-plus departments that use interns.
     

    15 Best Practices for Internship Programs

     
    Best practices for internship programs, including work assignments, orientation, housing and relocation, work arrangements, and managing the program.
     

    Intern Performance Reviews: The Supervisor's Perspective

     
    When supervisors provide periodic and constructive feedback to interns, it can enhance the internship experience and help prepare these students for the workplace.
     

    Best Practices for Converting Interns: Getting to Yes

     
    For many organizations, internship programs are an important pipeline feeding full-time hiring programs. Here's what works.
     

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