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Employers: Suggestions for Establishing Successful Internships

From Texas Tech University website and RVCC CareerServices

  •  Interview students for internship positions just as you would potential employees
  •  Provide candidates with a comprehensive job description
  •  Once an offer is extended, discuss and make available in writing pay rate and frequency, benefits and perks
  •  Provide orientation for student interns with a check list to ensure essential points of company operation and job duties are addressed

Key items:

  •   Introduction of intern to staff
  •   Office equipment operations
  •   Confidentiality and security agreements
  •   Safety issues
  •   General code of conduct
  •   Dress code normal business hours, lunch and breaktimes
  •   Parking arrangement
  •   Introduce intern to his/her mentor/supervisor, who will:
      ---Work with student to arrange weekly schedule
      ---Schedule meetings w/ student on a regular basis
      ---Develop clear expectations and provide timely and constructive feedback on a regular basis
      ---Provide student with challenging, meaningful work; menial tasks may be a portion of intern's  assignment  but the bulk of the work should provide the student with practical, hands-on experience in their field
      ---Treat student intern as a valuable member of the company team
      ---Educate intern on the history, operation and mission of the company
      ---Invite student to attend appropriate meetings and presentations
      ---Ensure mentor/supervisor is available and open to questions.  Remember this is a learning experience for the student.  Regular meetings are highly suggested
      ---Keep an on-going performance file on each student intern for future reference
      ---Complete an evaluation on each student intern upon completion of internship and review it with your intern
      ---Remember to address any issue that may arise with both the intern and with RVCC's Internship Coordinator

To post an internship, click on the image below, choose "Employers," and register to get started!

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines, please contact the RVCC Workplace Coordinator,908-526-1200 ext 8918

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