How to Put a Successful Internship Program in Place

How to Put a Successful Internship Program in Place

An internship program can be extremely beneficial to your business, while also providing valuable experience to young people in your community. However, managing interns requires some thought and planning. If you’re looking to establish an internship program that will actually benefit those who are enrolled, here’s what you need to know:

How to Find Solutions to the Skills Gap Problem

Entry-level candidates are having a harder time than ever before finding jobs. The Economic Policy Institute found that 8.5% of recent college graduates are unemployed. Additionally, the underemployment rate for young college alumni is more than double that at 16.8%. Many job seekers who are fresh out of college are denied work because they do […]

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How to Create A Useful and Long-Lasting Internship Program

Internship programs are useful both for aspiring professionals and staff members working in an organization. However, internships have earned a bad reputation, as many companies consider filing paperwork and fetching coffee for free to be a useful internship experience. In order to build a long-lasting and valuable program within your organization, consider the following tips:

Spark Beat: Hiring New Grads

Hiring recent college graduates has always been a gamble on some level. The lack of solid work experience, if nothing else, requires a leap of faith (non-traditional student grads notwithstanding). However, the employment landscape is changing so quickly for both employers and college students, that it’s important to revisit the subject now and again. Recent […]

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Are Interns Right For Your Company?

When I was in college–heck I live in D.C. so even now–internships were coveted positions. Everyone applied to multiple internships for summer and semesters, and one year I beat out a pool of over 100 applicants to be one of seven unpaid interns at a tiny non-profit. It was a great experience to be sure, […]

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