Creating a Great Internship
Designing a good internship program
- Set your goals
- What does your company hope to achieve from the program?
- Are you a small company looking for some help on a project?
- A nonprofit without much money that can offer an interesting and rewarding experience?
- A company struggling to find motivated employees or specific skills?
- Make a plan
- Decide on the academic background and experiences you want – what are the must haves, the nice to haves, and the interesting but not relevant points?
- What learnings/experiences are planned for the intern? Schedule the projects over the term of the internship.
- Decide on the details:
- Compensation and school credit
- Where will they work, and are the tools necessary available (e.g. computer, desk, etc.)? Will you assist with parking, living arrangements, etc.?
- Some other resources:
- Accurately describe your organization
- Accurately describe the intern position and its requirements
- Include internship duration and paid/unpaid status
- Include work location of position
- Include information on how to apply for the position
- Internship posting in which students must pay a fee to participate will not be accepted
- Any permutation of the following "multi-level" schemes will be removed upon detection. Employers who post such positions will be deleted from the system and prohibited from further involvement in SCV Internships: Pyramid Schemes, Administered Pyramid Schemes, Ponzi Schemes, and Straight-Line Matrix or Elevator Schemes.
Ready? Let’s get started!