Starting An Intern Program

If you're seeking a creative-and affordable-solution to your staffing problems, interns may be the answer.

Where do you find good interns? Start by contacting your localcolleges or universities. Many have internship programs. Contactthe college to find out their requirements. Some schools requirethat interns be paid, and all expect you to do some paperwork sothe student can earn the proper credits.

To make sure both parties benefit, you must prepare properly.Start by writing down the specific job requirements. Then list whatthe intern will gain. Remember, this is a learning experience forthem.

Once you get inquiries, request resumes and interview thecandidates as you would any job seeker. After you hire an intern,remember to train and supervise them. If you're lucky, yourintern may turn out to be a great future permanent employee.

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