Recent media articles on internships have portrayed them as a questionable business practice. However, internships when paid and structured appropriately, can address immediate staffing needs. Further, they can provide your company with multi-lingual professionals who can enhance your staff’s cross-cultural communication skills.
When hiring paid interns, plan ahead. Ask yourself the following questions:
- How will you find pre-screened, qualified interns?
- What is the process? Will there be a pre-screening interview, for example? Will they have to submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application?
- How many interns would you need at any one time?
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