Things to identify when creating an internship:
- Meaningful Project Work – Defining meaningful project work will clarify the internship expectations and qualifications to employers and students. Compile a list of projects and needs. Then consider which will be primary responsibilities versus secondary. Where some grunt work is expected in an internship, the experience should consist of more than filing paperwork, restocking or grabbing coffee.
- Intern Supervisor – This individual will have a hand in or be in charge of the intern’s hiring, orientation, projects, work schedule, evaluation, and assessment of the internship.
- Intern Mentor – This is an individual who will answer questions regarding the industry and provide some career coaching. This may or may not be the supervisor.