Tip 6 - Should there be a formal agreement with the Intern? The answer to this question is “yes”. I recommend you set up some type of formal agreement (again the businesses that help your find interns will have samples of these agreements for you to use). The agreements which can be as simple as a … [Read more...]
Hiring an Intern Tip #5: Do you have to pay Interns?
Tip 5 - Do you have to pay Interns? Now that you have a project in mind, the next question is… Do I have to pay my intern? It’s pretty easy to make this determination by looking at the scope of the internship. If the intern is doing work that you would have done yourself or had another … [Read more...]
Hiring an Intern Tip #4: How do you find Interns?
Tip 4 - How do you find Interns? You’ve decided that an intern would be ideal for your company, what now? There are several ways to find interns. One of the best places to start is your local College or University. Many higher education programs now require internships (if they don’t they … [Read more...]
Hiring an Intern Tip #3: What are the benefits of Interns for you and them?
Tip 3 - What are the benefits of Interns for you and them? We touched on this in the first blog post in this series but I’d like to expand on this topic a little further. There are many benefits to using an intern for both the company and the student. For the company the benefits … [Read more...]
Hiring an Intern Tip #2: What type of projects can Interns handle?
Tip 2 – What type of projects can Interns handle? In our last post we talked about why you should consider hiring an intern. In this post I would like to explore the types of projects that are ideal for an internship. Interns can handle any project that an employee can handle depending on the … [Read more...]
Hiring an Intern Tip #1: Why should you think about having Interns?
Why Hire an Intern? Even as a small business owner, I support interns when I have projects that provide a learning experience. I had 9 internships during my undergraduate and graduate degrees and have had several interns work for me in the past. This is a practice I intend to continue. In this … [Read more...]