Internships are a popular way to attract new talent to an organization, with some estimates showing about one-fourth of all new hires from campuses are sourced through employers’ own internship programs. In a tight talent market, a strong internship program can be a significant way to attract new hires.
It also provides many benefits for the interns selected. Students know that a successful internship can be the ticket to a great job. And the relationships built during an internship can be the basis of a professional network that helps launch a successful career.
Once an organization has decided to use interns, it is important to take the time to carefully plan for an effective program. Here are the key elements to consider:
Think of the big picture