Internship 101 – Employer Resource

An internship is the perfect opportunity for employers to gain a resource to assist with projects and assignments. Students come with research, problem-solving, writing and academic skills as well as a fresh perspective and an eagerness to learn.
A meaningful internship will have the following components:
  • Exposure to the professional world;
  • A strong, ongoing and regular reflection component to process the experience;
  • An intern who is an active participant and contributor;
  • An employer mentor who assigns meaningful projects and objectively evaluates progress;
  • A faculty member who assists the intern with the connection between the academic and professional experience through reflection and evaluation;
  • The experience itself must have the potential to be turned into knowledge and applied directly to real life.