Establishing an internship program provides benefits to both your business and interns by providing an affordable solution to increase productivity and real-world experience for potential applicants. Although it is generally a win-win situation, there are things to consider when hiring an intern to join your staff part-time. The article, “3 Things You Need To Know Before You Hire an Intern,” by Emily Suess, offers important points to be aware of before launching a program. They are…
1. Unpaid internships do not equal free labor
2. Ensure the experience is positive for all involved parties
3. Have a plan in place before you hire
The article goes into further detail on why each of these points is important to establishing an internship within your business. If you decide an internship is a positive choice for your company, with the right consideration, it will surely prove to be a beneficial relationship for both the interns and you.