So you’re ready to start an internship program.
Bringing on interns is an exciting prospect for any company. It offers the opportunity to build a collaborative, potentially long-lasting professional relationship and mentor an up-and-coming employee. You may even pick up some savvy social media skills from your digitally enlightened counterparts.
But maintaining a long-lasting internship program should take thought and intention. A bad internship experience could impact the rest of that intern’s career trajectory, or it could make your company look unprofessional. A poorly thought-out internship also means you won’t get the output you want from hiring interns.
We’ve compiled a guide to help you through the internship program process, from start to finish. In this guide, you’ll get advice on how to source interns, create a quality program that benefits all parties, and improve your internship program over time.
Best of all, we’ve added some ready-made tools to your box, like an offer letter and a survey to measure success — all of which will help you build a stronger and more robust internship program as the years go on.
Make a lasting and valuable program with our internship handbook.
- How to Recruit Interns with Diversity in Mind - Investing in a diverse workforce boosts employee productivity and team collaboration. This guide will give you tips on how to search beyond the expected spots and focus on company values over company culture when making hiring decisions.
- Necessary Internship Paperwork - Whether you’re offering a candidate a temporary internship position or a full-time gig after the internship is over, our offer letter template will make the process easier.
- Starting a Dynamic Internship Program - How will you make a program that is both beneficial to you and your interns? This part of the guide talks about how to establish internship expectations, create a smooth onboarding process, and outline projects with tangible end goals.
- A Survey to Measure Success - Get valuable feedback on how the experience went and make improvements to the next internship program. This survey includes a Net Promoter Score (NPS)and six open-ended questions you can print out and give to your interns.
You can download the guide here.