Virtual Internships 101:

Success Strategies for Supervisors

  • April 30, 2020 | 11:30am CT
  • $99 for-profit
  • $79 non-profit/government
  • 1.5 Hours of HRCI and/or SHRM-PDC Credit

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Your organization is committed to virtual internships – What does that mean for you as the intern supervisor? 

Long gone are the days of busy work for interns. Internships, virtual or on-premise, are a smart investment both for the organization and the intern with longstanding rewards when executed properly. Therefore, taking full advantage is a critical business need.  Let’s face it: talent acquisition has changed, and “top talent” starts out in the top internship programs.

The research is clear – one of the key factors in a highly ranked internship is an excellent internship supervisor. In fact, 93% of students surveyed who reported working with effective supervisors would return to the host organization for full-time employments.  This issue has been thrust to the forefront with COVID-19 and the move to online internship initiatives.

Virtual Internship 101: Strategies for Supervisors is designed to help you, as the intern supervisor, deliver a win-win virtual internship  experience.  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 webcast with the confidence to deliver virtual internships.

Get the resources necessary to make your virtual internship program exceed all expectations!  Whether you are new to managing a virtual internship experience, or just looking for a few fresh tips, Virtual Internship 101: Strategies for Supervisors offers concise and practical ideas specifically tailored to today’s college students – regardless of your industry or the size of your company or organization!

You will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Dr. Shindell to develop, implement and execute your plans for a virtual internship initiative!

By registering you will receive a copy of Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program and The Total Internship Management Supervisor’s Handbook, as well as dozens of other resources to assist you with your virtual internship program!


  • Developing a plan for their virtual internship to maximize ROI;
  • Strategies to effectively communicate with their supervisor and co-workers;
  • The essential art of asking purposeful questions;
  • How to be proactive and to take initiative during their virtual internship expereince;
  • Making the virtual internship experience the best it can be – for them and you!
  • And much, much more!


  • Developing a PLAN and setting personal goals.
  • Creating agendas for meetings with supervisors.
  • Learning what to expect from supervisors, and how to effectively communicate expectations.
  • Techniques to engage with new peers.
  • How to exceed the supervisor expectations.
  • Developing self-evaluation skills to enhance performance.
  • Maximizing productiveness through effective time management techniques.
Robert Shindell

Dr. Robert Shindell


During the past 20 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. Dr. Shindell’s research and opinions are often quoted in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed and many more. He has worked with thousands of employers and higher education career centers in developing successful transition plans for students through both live and virtual presentations.

Dr. Shindell also serves as a member of the Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to maximizing The United States Department of Energy’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.

Robert has earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo.