A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a webinar hosted by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE). The topic was “Developing a Sustainable Internship Program,” and the presenters were Tracey Dowling, Program Director of Experiential Learning at Florida State University (FSU), and Li Pon, Senior Assistant Director of Experiential Learning at FSU.
The webinar was PACKED with information about how to create and maintain a successful internship program, but it kicked off with the question...should you?
Maybe you’ve pondered the idea of hiring an intern before. Or maybe you have hired an intern before, and you’re wondering whether or not you should do it again.
Either way, before seeking an intern (whether it’s for the 1st time or the 21st time), Dowling and Pon recommend asking yourself the following three questions: