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This Survey Helps Measure the Success of Your Internship Program

Posted March 29, 2017 by Kristin Hoppe in Running a Business 101
Planning on continuing your internship program? Learn what worked and what didn’t with our survey.

Creating a successful internship program at your company takes hard work, and is something you’ll continue to improve upon as the years progress.

As Karina Nagin, a woman dubbed the “intern whisperer” put it, “Interns take time and planning and thoughtfulness. However as long as you do it right, it can be a huge benefit.”

One of the most effective ways to improve upon your internship program? By soliciting feedback from the interns themselves.

We understand the importance of feedback, which is why we’ve made an internship survey to measure success so that you can repeat the strengths of your program and improve upon its weaknesses.

Sample Internship Survey

Although the program will be over when you distribute this survey, this is where you’ll get some of your most valuable feedback for the next time around. Your interns will know that you care enough to dive deep on how their experience was, and you’ll have constructive feedback to work with going forward.

Want to download this survey template to use today in .docx form? You can get it here.


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We were happy to have you as an intern at [Company Name]!

One a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you recommend your [Company Name] internship experience to a friend?


Did you feel equipped to perform your internship well?

Was your manager supportive? Did they provide clear expectations?

How would you describe the culture?

What was the best part of your internship?

What could have been improved upon?

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Of course, an effective internship program requires more than just a survey to measure success. We’ve written a bunch of content around hiring interns and creating a program that works for all parties involved.

Learn what worked best during your internship program with our survey.

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Here are just a few highlights:

9 Simple Tips for Hiring Interns Legally

Did you know that hiring unpaid interns may put your company in jeopardy? This simple guide discusses the “six walling factors” when hiring interns and how to be clear about pay expectations in advance.

How to Prioritize Diversity in Your Next Internship Program

Studies show that diverse teams outperform their homogenous peers in areas such as creativity and innovation. This blog post will help you create an internship program that welcomes interns from all kinds of different backgrounds, ultimately helping your team prosper further.

How to Make Internships Successful for Both Parties

Internship programs should benefit both the hiring company and the interns themselves. But how do you create a program with long-lasting and positive results for both parties? This article touches on how to create an internship program that will bear fruit for years to come.

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.