Recruit an Anderson Intern
What Is An Internship? 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 fields they are considering for career paths, and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Anderson Career Services has put together the following guide: Employer Internship Guide
Anderson’s internship program is designed to allow students to apply the principles taught on campus to real life projects and to give employers a cost-effective connection to future workers. Internships can last anywhere from three to six months to a year. To receive academic credit, students must work at least 160 hours during the semester, 10 hours a week and work with you and their departmental internship coordinator to determine the academic deliverables for the internship. It is highly recommended that this intern have a supervisor to report to and that this supervisor meets regularly with the intern.
Internship programs can be an excellent return on recruiting investment for many reasons. A well thought out and effective internship program can:
- Provide assistance with short-term projects.
- Allow for greater staffing when funds are not available for a full-time employee.
- Increase your organization's visibility, brand awareness, and allure on campus.
- Give you an opportunity to try out the student talent, to experience how the student performs on the job.
- Offer a cost-effective source of talent for your full-time job opportunities.
- Provide ambassadors on campus and valuable word-of-mouth for your recruiting efforts.
- Retain quality trained human capital to help strengthen our regional and national economy.
Over 70% of undergraduate and graduate internships are paid, however unpaid internships remain widely available in the workplace. Please refer to the Employer Internship Guide to review the Fair Labor Standards Act that guides employers on when an internship may legally be unpaid.
All internship opportunities are required to be distributed to all students to ensure equal and ethical access. The Anderson Career Services Center does not refer specific students, nor select resumes/candidates for any company or posting.
Beginning the Recruitment Process
Anderson Career Services has streamlined the employer recruitment process by promoting internship opportunities through student listservs, social media and the Anderson Career Services blog. We begin the process by asking you to develop a job description which includes the desired qualifications (e.g., major, GPA), skills, job responsibilities, compensation, deadline to apply and how to apply for the internship. Next, employers submit the internship or job opportunity through our convenient application process. Once received, your internship or job posting will be promoted to Anderson student through various avenues to find you the ideal candidate.
We look forward to partnering with you.