Internship Program Best Practices Workshop

 September 12, 2013

8:30am - 3:30pm

Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Provided!

Learn How To Build a Top-Notch Internship and Entry Talent Program

Utilizing interns is the perfect way to conduct recruiting activities by identifying future hires, increasing retention rates, maintaining a pipeline of highly qualified candidates, creating and building relationships with local universities and organizations, and having short-term projects completed by an educated workforce.

For the above to be true, organizations must host effective and meaningful programs. How is this done? What are students looking for? What are the expectations of universities? What can organizations do to make their programs the best they can be?

The Internship Program Best Practices Workshop is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the event with a newfound approach to internships.

The presentation will include detail statistics from proprietary Intern Bridge research. Qualitative and quantitative responses will be shared from our latest research project, the National Internship and Co-op Study - a detailed examination of what makes internship programs successful based on the responses of over 125,000 students from more than 500 universities.


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Learn How To:

  • Learn how to effectively implement an impactful internship program;
  • Identify future hires with the only no-strings-attached 12-week interview;
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated full-time job candidates;
  • Increase their organization's brand awareness on college campuses;
  • Build long-lasting relationships with local universities.

Topics Include:

  • Understand and communicate with the Millennial generation;
  • Make the business case for internship programming;
  • Gain executive level support;
  • Plan for the best time of year to host interns;
  • Structure internship projects, assignments, and tasks;
  • Choose the most appropriate supervisor;
  • Target the most fitting universities;
  • Marketing the internship opportunity to students;
  • Interview and select intern candidates;
  • Provide out-of-the-ordinary orientation programming
  • Compensate and provide benefits to interns;
  • Evaluate and provide feedback to interns;
  • Gain valuable data regarding the performance of the internship program;
  • Navigate the legal environment of internships;
  • Gain organizational diversity through internships.


Satisfaction with the program is GUARANTEED. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email


Intern Bridge, Inc. is a leading college recruiting consulting and research firm responsible for the largest internship-specific surveys in the country. Intern Bridge works hard to close the gap between employers and students by developing resources for employers and universities, delivering seminars, workshops, and webinars, and publishing management books and other best practices materials.


The Internship Best Practices Workshop is appropriate for organizations of any size, from any industry, anywhere in the country. Over ten thousand individuals have participated in Intern Bridge programming since 2005. A few notable organizations that have participated in various Intern Bridge programming include:


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During the past 15 years, Dr. Robert Shindell has successfully held a variety of professional leadership roles in higher education. He developed career centers at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, Midwestern State University and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Robert’s innovative approach to career services led The Rawls College of Business Career Management Center to achieve the ranking of 28th in BusinessWeek’s national ranking of College of Business career centers in 2007. He has presented at various conferences as well as several webinars including "Recruiting Those Who Recruit your Students" and "Analytics in Action: Career Services Assessment".

Robert earned a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University’s College of Education.


Dr. Young is an Assistant Dean of Students at Charleston Southern University, and has worked in higher education recruitment, admissions, and career services for over 25 years. Under her leadership, the Career Center has ranked in the top ten in the nation for student placement in the private liberal arts college. Dr. Young is CEO and Founder of, an online career counseling and resume service company and Sweet Aroma Mentoring Service for teens and young women.

She has published career development abstracts and she was one of 35 Career Development Professionals in the country to be invited to the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, to participate in a Round Table Discussion for three consecutive years. She has also been invited to be a Career Development Delegate to China by the American Counseling Association and National Career Development Association. Dr. Young has served on numerous university and community committees, boards, as a career development columnist, and career development consultant for local television.

Dr. Young received her BS in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale, MA in Human Resource Development from Webster University, and Ed. D. in Education, with emphasis on Higher Education Leadership from Nova University.