What is an internship?
An internship is a partnership between individual students, their educational institutions, and companies or organizations where short-term work and learning experiences are offered to students. An internship is an ideal way for students to make connect their classroom learning to the realities of daily business life.
Internships can be full-time or part-time
Internships can take place during the school or on your company’s timetable
In some situations interns can earn credit for their internship
Internships have defined learning goals are monitored for progress
You choose your intern and you are not obligated to keep them on board if they are not a good fit.
Why host an intern?
Internships provide a cost-efficient way to bring eager and talented workers into your company to support a variety of work functions. You will have a direct impact on a student and their professional and educational pathway, giving them a unique experience with new skills that they wouldn’t have had otherwise. Other benefits include:
A means to advance or develop projects or services for your company
A method for identifying potential new hires
Shift current labor to other projects in your company
Develop strong ties between educational institutions and your organization
What are the employer expectations?
The employer should clearly communicate tasks and work in collaboration with the Tillamook Works Coordinator to define leaning goals for the intern.
The employer should provide an orientation for the intern so they can get to know staff, the workspace, and policies and procedures.
The employer should provide a reasonable work space for the intern.
Because the internship is a learning experience for the student, the employer should make every attempt to expose the student to as many business activities, policies, and procedures as possible.
We ask that supervisors take the time to explain management practices and operating policies and procedures as necessary to ensure the student understand concepts of the position, business, and organization.
At the end of the internship, the employer will provide the student with an evaluation of their performance during their time at the business or organization based on the learning goals.