Partners of the Michigan Internship Initiative are continuously identifying and creating resources for employers throughout the state, and strive to make them readily available. You can access these resources at Employer Internship Training Sessions (EITS) around the state, or right here on the web.
Attendees of an EITS walk away from each session with a clear understanding of how to structure an internship program by following these 5 steps:
- Set goals and policies for the internship program
- Write a plan for the internship opportunity
- Recruit a qualified intern
- Manage the intern
- Conduct exit interviews and follow-up
Other key components of an EITS include:
- Connecting with colleges and workforce development partners
- The importance and concept of proactively creating an organization's workforce pipeline
- Discussion surrounding how interns can directly impact an organization's bottom-line
- Describing how employers can engage "non-traditional" talent
- Learning about statewide resources
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers surveyed in 2012 reported that 48.4% of internships converted to full-time employment opportunities, further solidifying the value and importance of creating internship programs.
If you would like to schedule an EITS in your region, please contact Amanda Dumond at firstname.lastname@example.org