Steps to onboard interns
- We encourage you write an internship position description outlining the scope of achievable work for the interns during the internship.
Internship description includes the following:
• Brief description of your company and nature of your business
• Description of the scope of work and tasks involved in the internship
• Preferred start and end date
• Number of weeks of internships. Paid or Unpaid. If paid, include wage per hour
• Position Qualifications (education, skills & abilities)
• Documents required to apply for the internships – e.g. resume and cover letter.
- Download the Employer Handbook for Internships [PDF] for samples of job descriptions for internships.
- Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have questions on hiring interns.
1.What defines an internship? According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, an internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional …more about Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines For Employers and Recruiters All jobs and internships posted on the Handshake website or advertised through the Center for Career Connections at Bellevue College must follow these guidelines. Internships may be paid or unpaid, but if they are paid, they must also follow these guidelines. We require that you: Provide a safe environment for …more about Recruiting Guidelines
If you have never hired an intern before, here is some advice on how to develop an internship. 1. Identify who will supervise/mentor the intern The intern will need a supervisor to be assigned prior to the intern’s start date. The supervisor should have the ability and time to mentor and provide feedback to the …more about Guide for Developing an Internship
Our internship program requires students to register for credit. Some students may not be inclined to register for credit if it isn’t needed for their particular degree. We ask for your support in ensuring that students register. Here are the reasons why: When an intern registers for credit through us, part of the class fee …more about Posting an Internship
Bellevue College students and alumni use the Handshake website, and we have various methods for advertising positions to those who are not yet using Handshake through social media. We do not place students in internships; rather, we help them search and apply for internships. We cannot guarantee that you will receive applicants for your position. …more about Marketing your Internship
1. Training Agreement The intern and the supervisor will need to complete the training agreement form and return it to the Internship Coordinator. 2. Meet Regularly Establish a regular meeting time with the intern. During the meetings, provide guidance, give feedback on performance, and answer questions. 3. Check In Halfway through the internship, the Internship Coordinator …more about After hiring an intern
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Last Updated June 22, 2023