How to Create an Internship Program

Discover how to create an internship program in 30 days or less. Learn how to find, hire and manage interns.
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Published 5/2012 English

Course Description

This is a Modular Course that takes you step by step through the process of getting your internship program started in 30 days or less.

Instant digital access to all 5 Modules showing any business owner, (no matter where they are located, what kind of business they own, or how long they’ve been in business) how to find, hire & manage interns to explode the growth of their business. Our most popular product, and an absolute *MUST* for any business owner looking to start their own internship program.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
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Read this first!  Your introduction to the course and all things interns!

What You Need to Know About an Internship Program
Preview
00:54
How Long the Typical Internship Lasts
Preview
01:14
Types of Internships That Are Available
Preview
04:17
Expectations of an Intern(s) and the School(s)
Preview
03:48
Your Responsibilities When Hiring an Intern
01:46
Paying Your Intern
02:06
Section 2: Module 1: INTERNSHIPS 101
377.5 kB

A lot of people may have never been an intern or hired an intern.  In this Module we will explore:

  • What You Need to Know About an Internship Program
  • How Long the Typical Internship Lasts
  • Types of Internships That Are Available
  • Expectations of an Intern(s) and the School(s)
  • Your Responsibilities When Hiring an Intern
  • All Things Legal
  • Paying Your Intern
Section 3: MODULE 2: HOW TO FIND AN INTERN
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Before you can start identifying schools to approach for your intern you need to first decide what your intern will do for you. You’ll need to also think about who your intern would report to; when you will need your intern to start; how long your intern will work for; how you will compensate your intern (if at all) and where your intern will work – on site or virtually. 

In this Module we will cover the following:

  • What Will Your Intern Do? Identifying Your Needs

  • Finding the Right School(s) and Interns
  • How to Impress the Schools and Intern Coordinators Right Away
  • What to Do Before Calling into the School
  • Getting Approved by the Schools to Submit Your Intern Position
  • Other Sources to Find Interns
What Will Your Intern Do? Identifying Your Needs
09:26
Who will Your Intern Report To
00:58
When Will You Need Your Intern to Start
02:03
How Long Will Your Intern Work
00:42
How Will You Compensate Your Intern?
01:43
Where will Your Intern Work: Do you need a "Virtual" or "On-Site" intern
01:43
Finding the Right School(s) and Interns
04:29
How to impress the schools and intern coordinators right away
02:03
Getting Approved by the Schools to Submit Your Intern Position
01:43
Other Sources to Find Interns
03:24
Script for when you call into the schools
06:38
How to Submit a Job to NACE
21:49
How to Submit a Job to UCAN
17:48
How to Submit to an individual school (UVA example)
18:23
Internships.com 2 Step Job Submission Process screen capture
01:26:25
Section 4: MODULE 3: HOW TO HIRE AN INTERN
479.2 kB

In Module 2 we talked about how to decide what type of intern you might need. You evaluated the needs of your company, where you could use help and identified some projects an intern could work on. You’ve also identified school(s) that you want to post your job descriptions to and have been approved. 

In this Module we will discuss:

  • How To Write A Winning Job Description
  • Posting Your Job Description
  • How to Screen Candidate Resumes
  • Tools for Successful Interviewing: 3 Steps to Hiring an Intern
  • Final Steps for Hiring Your Intern
  • What to Do if Your Intern Turns You Down and Rejection Letters
28.7 kB

You will find additional sample job descriptions within Module 3's PDF but here are a few to get you started.

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You will find additional sample job descriptions within Module 3's PDF but here are a few to get you started.

55.3 kB

You will find additional sample job descriptions within Module 3's PDF but here are a few to get you started.

How To Write A Winning Job Description
09:29
How to Screen Candidate Resumes
01:29
Tools for Successful Interviewing: 3 Steps to Hiring an Intern
08:35
Final Steps for Hiring Your Intern
03:45
What to do if your intern turns you down? And Rejection Letters
03:29
Section 5: MODULE 4: I JUST HIRED MY FIRST INTERN. NOW WHAT?!
679.6 kB

In this Module we are going to give you all the tools and resources to get your intern working for you and to effectively manage your intern from day ONE! However before we get started you should refer back to the homework you did in Module 2 on what your intern will do for you.

You should also review the specific job description(s) for your intern(s) that you have hired. You want to be sure to match the specific projects to the right intern. 

In this Module we will discuss:

  • Getting Your Intern Started
  • Managing and Training Your Intern
  • Motivating, Critiquing and Giving Feedback
  • What If Motivation, Critiquing and Feedback Doesn’t Work?
63.0 kB

Customizable and Sample New Intern Checklist

Getting Your Intern Started
08:01
Managing and Training Your Intern
10:42
Motivating, Critiquing and Giving Feedback
06:53
What If Motivation, Critiquing and Feedback Doesn’t Work?
04:18
Section 6: Module 5: The Internship Is Over. What Do You Do?
26 pages
The internship is over. Now what do you do? If you have not already lined up a new intern (or for that matter have several on the go simultaneously) then we suggest you get going finding another intern. However, before you start the process over you must also be sure that you conclude the previous internship properly. This Module will focus on: Concluding the Internship Hiring Your Intern Lessons Learned and Starting The Process Over Documentation
Concluding the Internship
04:25
Hiring Your Intern
04:40
Lessons Learned and Starting the Process Over
04:52
Section 7: Definitions
4 pages
Definitions of common terms in the internship space.
Section 8: Resources
3 pages
Additional resources for managing your interns.
1 page
A list of the top 25 Intern Matching Websites. We recommend contacting schools directly and you can find the top 400 schools in the US, their contact information, requirements, etc. on our database at: http://www.internprofits.com/1-dollar-database-trial/

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Instructor Biography

Dreama Lee, Enterpreneur & Consultant

Dreama Towe Lee is the Co-Founder and President of Efficient Enterprises Inc. She owns and operates several businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to becoming a real estate investor, public relations and marketing expert and authority on starting an internship program, she worked in policy and public relations in the Federal government in Washington, DC. Ms. Lee holds a Bachelors of Arts in Foreign Affairs from The University of Virginia. A native of Virginia, Ms. Lee resides in San Diego, CA with her husband, Justin and 2 children.

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