Whether you're about to host the very first intern at your organization or you're a seasoned supervisor with a team of interns, The Exchange is here for your support. From recruiting to onboarding and evaluations, we can offer some support and resources to help create a positive experiential learning opportunity.
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 CORE 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, Work and Learn Indiana has a comprehensive internship guide that can walk you through all the best practices for internships.
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 Work and Learn Indiana.
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.
Check out your apps for virtual communication and collaboration. Some popular ones include:
GroupMe - for group messaging
Webex Teams - group messaging and video chat
Trello - project progress/assignment tracking and info sharing
OneDrive - collaborative shared documents (sign in with Marian University credentials)
Make sure to touch base with your interns as a team and individually on a regular basis, and to frequently ask if they feel like they are receiving enough guidance or freedom to spearhead their projects. Casual check-ins once per scheduled shift and one more formal meeting each week is a good starting point.
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