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February 9, 2012 5:53 PM Subscribe
What makes a great internship program?
posted by abirdinthehand to Work & Money (7 answers total)
So in addition to my usual duties, I have become the internship coordinator. It's kind of an extra headache, but I'm genuinely excited about it and want to make a great program.
Currently, the internship is rotational so that the intern spends about a month with each staff member in the department. Aside from this, the program is structureless, there is no real curriculum. So I am trying to make it a more cohesive, integrated program.
It seems too often that the supervisors just don't know what to do with their interns. They become extra work, rather than assets and consequently the intern is not challenged or engaged. It's like they're just bouncing around from person to person.
What is the best way to facilitate staff supervision of the intern to maximize the rewards for both involved?