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Planning to Hire an Intern? Read This First

The old joke about getting the intern to takeout the trash, shred paper or pour cups of coffee has made its way into our culture a few too many times. Yet, it happens. Having a college student or recent graduate perform menial tasks is underutilizing their talent and does nothing for your organization or for their future.

Here’s your chance to create an internship with a bit more structure — something that helps the intern gain real life skills and helps your business accomplish a few tasks at the same time. Whether you’ve hired an intern before or you are planning to do so, having a plan in place can mean the difference between getting actual, useful work done or simply wasting everyone’s time.

Make. Work. Better.

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Allison Rice
Allison Rice is the Marketing Director for Amsterdam Printing, a promotional products company for businesses large and small. Allison regularly contributes to the Small Business Know-How blog where she provides actionable business tips.

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