Design a learning experience that engages students and your staff in a productive environment.

  • Extending an Offer

    An offer letter provides an outline of the logistics of the internship. The letter should be written on company letterhead and include the following:

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    • Internship title
    • Department
    • Supervisor
    • Length of the internship
    • Wages, unpaid or paid, how much,


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    • Offer Contingencies i.e. background check, fingerprinting, drug testing, etc.
    • First day of the internship
    • First day start time
    • Where to go on the first day


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    • Contact for questions
    • Recap

  • Supervisor Training
    (coming soon)
  • Onboarding

    Onboard is an important aspect of ensuring a smooth transition of a new member of your team. Treat your intern in the same fashion as a new employee. Be prepared to provide the tools they need to be successful. The onboarding process will extend beyond the first day and may include more than one professional staff member. Topics might include:

    First Week

    Logistics

    • Information about the mission and values of the organization
    • Information about the intern’s department and how it supports organizational mission
    • Review of role and expectations
    • Discuss overall learning objectives and establish student specific learning objectives
    • Discuss safety protocol
    • Set/Review work schedule and break schedule
    • Address planned and unplanned time off procedures
    • Address time reporting
    • Provide information on parking
    • Check-in daily over the first week or two


    Introductions

    • Tour the office, building, or facility
    • Introduce the intern to staff including managers
    • Assign a buddy, not a supervisor, who can answer questions the intern may not want to ask the supervisor like office etiquette and culture
    • Provide a list of common acronyms and industry language


    Work Space

    • Show the intern to their workspace
    • Provide keys/access codes as appropriate
    • Provide computer/network access
    • Provide them with their email address, telephone number, and set-up instructions
    • Provide necessary supplies and instruction on how to request additional

    Beyond Week 1

    • Establish regular check-in time, suggested once a week
    • Include your intern in social events, staff training, and meetings as often as possible

  • Check-in & Evaluation
    (coming soon)