Wednesday – November 13, 2019

Employer Internship Benefits

1. Find Future Employees

  • An internship program is a year-round recruiting tool. Fall, spring and summer internships help you foster a pipeline to build your workforce.
  • If your organization impresses one class of interns, word will quickly spread. Soon you'll find that the most sought-after student talent is interested in working with you!

2. Test-Drive the Talent

  • Hiring an intern for a semester or a summer internship is an effective way to evaluate their potential as a full-time employee.
  • Consider an internship as a six- to 12-week job interview.

3. Increase Productivity

  • Take advantage of short-term support – the extra help provided by an intern can enhance productivity, freeing up more seasoned employees to focus on tasks requiring higher-level expertise.

4. Enhance Perspective

  • New people bring with them novel perspectives, fresh ideas, and specialized strengths and skills.
  • Interns are enthusiastic, capable and motivated students.

5. Management Experience for Supervisors/Staff

  • Help develop your professional staff with an opportunity to supervise interns.

6. Support Students

  • Champion the future of your industry with an internship program. Students gain experience, develop skills, make professional connections and learn about their field through internships.
  • Offering a paid internship creates an opportunity that can be pursued by a broad group of students; unpaid internships may exclude students who can't afford to work without pay.

7. Company name recognition and increased visibility on campus

Consider these internship statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) 2016 Internship & Co-Op Survey:

  • 73% of 2015-16 interns were offered full-time positions
  • 85% of these offers were accepted