Getting the Best from Your Interns
I share a great deal in common with Betsy Aimee, the author of the article “6 Ways to Be a Great Boss to Your Intern” at Forbes.com. Both Betsy and I gained an incredible amount of professional experience through our own high school and college level internships. And both of us were blessed to have phenomenal supervisors in these internship experiences. Betsy has put together a clear set of directives to aid any new boss to an intern to create an internship that best benefits the intern and the company, and to set boundaries and clear expectations that will ensure you’re blessed with the intern who adds to the mix, not sits staring blankly at their desk all day.
Have you always thought about getting an intern, but just haven’t taken the step to place the ad? Fret not, for there are better ways to find the right intern for you. If you are located in Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, you can hook up with amazing summer interns through Step Up Women’s Network, an organization that bridges connections between professional women and girls from underresourced communities who can benefit from mentorship and opportunities you can provide. Step Up interns are seniors in high school who are focused, excited, and ready to get their careers started. If you’re interested in learning more about Step Up’s Young Luminaries Summer Internship Program, feel free to contact me directly, and I’ll get you in touch with the right person in your Step Up city. Click here to email me about Step Up today!