Prepare a stellar intern program and you’ll help change our future!
Interns work for university credit, often without compensation, and bring fresh ideas with enthusiasm to the workplace.
Focus on investing and training. As Christian leaders in the workplace our investment can be far reaching into the future. Philippians 2:3-4 NIV says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” When we invest in interns, they tell others about their positive experience with us. We, in turn, get to choose from outstanding students who come our way, and we remember interns when we hire new staff.
Focus on training the organization. Organizations need training on what interns do and do not do within the company. For our organization, interns do not file papers and get coffee. They create products and write blogs. They collaborate with our teams. We use their ideas and help them hone their craft. When interns leave our office, they leave with their names in print on our published articles and finished products. We value their contributions.
Interns in our office do real work. Here are a few links to our intern work:
- Jessica Ingram was the writer for our new product, Missions in a Box.
- Jessica also wrote several blogs for the children’s team. Here are a few of those blogs: Individual Achievement, So What?, Let the Redeemed of the Lord Tell Their Story, Ringing in the New Year.
- Sydney Berry worked in a collaborative effort to create four WorldCraft boxes.
How about you? How does your company invest in interns? Email us and let us know what works for your internships.