Internships

  1. A group of college students smile.
    Visa’s Internship Program Values Early Engagement, In-person Interactions

    Visa has found that hiring diverse talent is easier to accomplish the earlier it can engage students and it helps create a network of brand evangelists who are able to advocate for Visa on campus.

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    Williams Shifts to Basing Intern Hiring and Development on Career Readiness Competencies

    The Williams Companies evaluates talent for internships based on the NACE Career Readiness Competencies, focusing on the competencies where it has seen gaps in its intern class.

  3. Interns at work at Progressive.
    Progressive’s Intern Hiring Process, Integration Instrumental in Achieving High Conversion Rate

    Last year, Progressive Insurance achieved an intern conversion rate of 91%, far exceeding the overall conversion rate of 57.6% for 2021-22.

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    Intern Hiring Up More Than 9% for 2022-23 Academic Year

    This gain underscores the value employers place on their internship programs and their commitment to them.

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    DISH’S STRATEGIC APPROACH TO “RECRUIT ONCE, HIRE TWICE” YIELDS HIGH INTERN CONVERSION RATE

    The large-employer winner of the 2023 NACE Award for Recruiting Excellence, DISH’s “Recruit Once, Hire Twice” college recruiting process brings in top interns and works to convert them into full-time hires.

  6. A young professional onboards with her new team remotely on a laptop.
    Virtual Onboarding Program Sets Protiviti’s Interns on Course for Success

    Protiviti has long felt that setting up its interns for success from the moment they first power on their laptop during the summer session is integral. When Protiviti switched to a virtual onboarding model for its interns in 2020, it realized there was more that could be accomplished in the virtual setting with intentional planning.

  7. Best Practices for Virtual Internships

    Start with the basics. Your virtual internship should incorporate the elements that give your in-person program value: meaningful work that is tied to your organization’s mission and goals; immersion in your organization’s culture; and the opportunity to build a community with other interns that outlasts the summer.

  8. A friendly coworker helps a company intern.
    Intern Satisfaction the Key to Conversion

    Intern conversion is a business imperative at all times, but especially in the current job market, when many organizations respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by shrinking programs and budgets.

  9. A young professional woman works remotely during a virtual internship.
    Challenges to Account for With Virtual Internships

    While virtual internships are essential in the current work environment, it is important to recognize that many benefits of a traditional internship are lost when internships are done online, says Matthew Hora.

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    Tips for Your Intern Orientation

    Position your internship program for success by ensuring your intern orientation provides a strong start for your interns. They will be able to make meaningful contributions to your organization, and your organization will establish goodwill with interns from the outset, putting you one step closer to conversion.

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    How Long to Give Interns to Mull a Full-time Job Offer?

    Employer members in the NACE Community discuss the appropriate amount of time to give an intern to decide on an offer of full-time employment.

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    Toolkits Provide Key Information to Interns, Managers

    Ellucian’s internship toolkits are intended to enhance the employee experience, while providing interns and their managers with key information and resources.

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    Getting the Most Out of Intern Surveys

    NACE offers suggestions for getting the most out of your organization’s intern surveys.

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    Key Factors to Consider When Setting Intern Salaries

    "When setting intern salaries, factors such as students’ major, functional area, degree, and year of study are important considerations.

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    The Key Skills Employers Develop in Their Interns

    The key competencies employers want in the students they hire for internships are also among the skills employers help their interns to develop.

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    Competencies Employers Seek in Internship/Co-Op Hires

    When it comes to selecting students for their internship and co-op programs, employers have a set of five competencies that are “must haves.

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    Intern to Full-Time Hire Conversion: “Returning” vs “Nonreturning” Interns

    Are students who repeat their internship experience with an organization more likely to convert to full-time hires? nearly 90 percent of eligible returning interns received an offer of full-time employment, and nearly 90 percent of those accepted. In comparison, just 43.5 percent of nonreturning interns were offered a job with their internship employer.

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    Key Items to Document for Your Internship Program

    Document aspects of your organization’s internship program on an ongoing basis to, among other things, help you clarify what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.

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    Best Practices for Internship Programs

    NACE offers best practices for internship programs that feed full-time hiring, including recommendations for work assignments, work arrangements, housing and relocation assistance, and program management.

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    Key Strategies for Converting Interns

    Successful strategies for converting interns into full-time hires. As the job market continues to improve, employers continue to look first within their internship programs for entry-level college hires.

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    PwC Preparing Interns for Its New Virtual World

    PwC is providing its more than 3,600 summer interns with an experience that is preparing them for the new virtual world.

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    Offboarding Interns in a Virtual Environment

    CDK Global’s retooling of its internship offboarding process has expanded opportunities for interns to stay connected with the firm.

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    Abbott Laboratories Internship Program Exposing Diverse Students to STEM

    Abbott Laboratories’ high school internship program exposes students from diverse backgrounds across the United States to STEM fields.

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    Addressing Student Gap Years in an Internship Program

    Although AOIC requires potential interns to be enrolled in college, in certain cases, summer interns who did not return to school because of COVID have been allowed to stay on.

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    The Factors That Helped Eaton Vance Offer an Effective Virtual Internship Program

    The value of Eaton Vance’s summer internship program is evident in the attention the firm dedicated to its transition to virtual last spring and its management last summer.

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    Virtual Activities to Connect Interns to the Company, Other Interns

    Offering regular activities keeps interns engaged with the organization, which is crucial, especially in a virtual environment.

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    Intern Conversion Rate Climbs, Fueled By Jump in Offer Rate

    The average conversion rate for interns climbed nearly 20%, fueled by a substantial increase in the average offer rate, according to results of NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey Report.

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    Overcoming Obstacles: Managing Internships in a One-Person URR Office

    Many challenges with managing an internship program as a sole URR practitioner can be overcome by being resourceful, especially by involving colleagues.

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    Lessons Learned Last Year Help Develop Internship Program Going Forward

    The lessons Cree Wolfspeed’s URR team learned during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped inform their preparation for this summer’s program and beyond.

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    Study Shows Impact of Pandemic on Internships

    During the pandemic, only 22% of college students took an internship, half were in-person positions, and quality indicators for online internships were low, according to a new study.

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    Internship Roundup: Intern Conversion, Duration, Housing, and Fall/Spring Programs

    Talent acquisition professionals provide insight and ideas on topics around internships, such as converting interns to FTEs, internship duration, and more.

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    Paid Internships: Moving Toward Greater Equity, Setting Pay

    Employers committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent must consider how to diversify the makeup of their internship program.

  33. Increasing Access to Internships Diversifies Workforces

    Despite greater recognition of their negative impacts on the workforce, lack of diversity and an abundance of unpaid internships remain issues, says Anjali Lalani.

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