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Making an Internship Program? Here’s Your Job Offer Template

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kristin Hoppe in Running a Business 101
Whether the internship is starting or turning into an official position with the company, give your interns the right paperwork.

So you’re starting an internship program — congratulations are in order! Investing in a quality internship program will mean great returns for your company, both in adding fun to the workplace and creating long-lasting connections for later down the road.

Offering an internship program is more than just finding some extra hands to help. It should mutually benefit all parties involved, which is why we’ve compiled a guide on how to create a robust program at your company that will last.

And if you’re hiring new interns for your small business or startup, you also want to make sure that your program is operating legally — which means hiring the right way. This internship paperwork runs through all the necessary details of a paid internship offer letter.

Writing an offer letter? Try our template.

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Offer Letter Sample

This job offer letter template includes:

  • Greetings/congratulations
  • Job title
  • Full-time/part-time classification
  • Expected start date
  • Compensation
  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Benefits
  • At-will employment clause
  • Conditions
  • Tax matters
  • Company policies
  • Close/signature

Before you fill the blanks in on this job offer letter template, ensure you’re complying with the law. State and local laws may have different labor or wage requirements.

When hiring interns or any type of employee, always to consult with legal counsel before issuing legally binding documents.

You can download the job offer letter template here.

Note: If your intern is unpaid, she should instead be presented with an unpaid internship offer letter, also known as a learning contract.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.