If you are recruiting interns for your organization, the best place to start is our Hire Marian University Students page, where you can post the position opening on Handshake and engage in various recruiting opportunities with the university.
After internship offer and acceptance, many interns will require some or all of the following supports in order to meet academic requirements for credit in their discipline:
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact The Exchange.
Launching and supervising an internship in an organization is an exciting challenge. Luckily, if this is your first time or if you're looking to re-evaluate your internship structure for optimized learning and performance, there are many resources for your support.
To start, Indiana INTERNnet has a comprehensive internship guide that can walk you through all the best practices for internships.
View Indiana INTERNnet's internship guide
Employers with an approved internship may receive state matching funds by hiring students, eligible to receive state financial aid, for a resume-building, experiential, paid internship. See below to learn more about this partnership through CHE and Indiana INTERNnet.
Learn more about EARN Indiana
Based on Indiana INTERNnet's survey of employers in March and April of 2020, we know that most employers are changing their internship programs in response to public health concerns. Many have switched their internships to a virtual or remote work model. If managing an intern remotely is new to you, don't hesitate to reach out. The Exchange has many resources below to help you get started.
Students earning academic credit for their internship at Marian University are expected to follow university guidelines for public health and safety at their work site in addition to the internship host organization's policies and local mandates for public health. This includes the student intern filling out a health assessment "shield" on CampusShield app daily before reporting to their shift at their internship location, if the experience is in-person and not virtual.
Basic guidelines for workplace safety during the pandemic include:
It's important to set clear expectations for workplace etiquette and to make sure your intern is supported in building the technical skills required for the position. Feel free to browse the below resources that can help get your intern started on building professional skills for your organization.
Making the most out of your internship from CandidCareer:
Professionalism overview from CandidCareer:
General business etiquette:
Etiquette for meetings and introductions from CandidCareer:
Resolving a conflict in the workplace:
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Video courtesy of WGBH
GCF Global has an excellent tutorial for getting started video chatting in Zoom.
Use a Marian University Zoom background as a fun way to show your Knight pride and make your screen a little brighter during your next virtual meeting. To add a background in Zoom after you have saved a picture: 1. In the lower-left corner, click the up arrow to the right of "stop video." 2. Select "choose virtual background." 3. Click "+" in the top right corner, select "add image," and open the photo you saved. 4. Make sure the "mirror my video" box is unchecked.
If you would like to use the image as a computer/phone wallpaper, save the image and set it as your device's background.
Business communication tips:
Writing a business email:
Instant messaging etiquette at work:
Formatting a business document:
Overcoming phone anxiety:
Sources: GCF Global, CandidCareer
GCF Global has a wealth of free training resources for developing professionalism and computer skills. Browse below for trainings on the most common programs utilized by interns.
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PowerPoint training playlist:
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