Where do you stand? • Name • Title • Why did you stand where you did? • What do you hope to learn?
What is an internship? • Structured, supervised • Short-term (usually one term or one year) • Perform tasks/projects to gain practical experience • All levels of education • Traditional and non-traditional students • Community members • Done for college credit or not • Benefits both the intern and the organization
Fair Labor Standards Act • Training similar to that found in a vocational school or educational instruction • For the benefit of the intern • Interns do not displace regular employees; they work under supervision of staff • Employer receives no immediate advantage • Interns are not entitled to a job • Intern is not entitled to wages for their time Six requirements for an ethically sound unpaid internship
Making it a win-win experience • What are the benefits for the intern? • How do learners, staff or the program benefit?
Tips for a successful internship • Plan in advance • Interview for the best candidate • Learn about the intern’s strengths • Be clear about your goals • Incorporate the intern’s goals • Create a work plan together • Check in regularly • Ask for feedback • Celebrate!
Allison Runchey • firstname.lastname@example.org • 651-251-9110