CONNECTING YOU TO ALAMO COLLEGES STUDENTS
Partnering with the Alamo Colleges will connect your organization with a diverse student population prepared and interested in exploring their field of interest.
This guide will assist you in participating in an internship from employer benefits, to steps to offering a non-credit paid internship, this guide will get you started.
What is an Internship?
- A period of practical training carried out by an Alamo Colleges student within an organization
- Internships can be offered by any type of organization, large or small and for profit or non- profit
- It is a partnership between an employer, student, and school
- The sponsoring company will provide the work location, compensation, and opportunity to gain experience in the career field
What are the Benefits?
- Increase organization productivity (Project Work)
- Early start on training your future employees
- New ideas students bring from the classroom
- Diversity in your organization's workforce
- Opportunity for current staff to learn management skills
Steps to Providing an Internship
1. Identify a Need
- What ongoing tasks take place in your organization/department?
- What projects are currently in the "back burner?"
- Conduct Research for a Report
- Press Releases
- Web Development
2. Identify which academic majors are of interest
- Public Relations
- Information Systems, etc.
3. Recruit for your Intern
- Complete Internship Program Master Agreement Form
- Complete Employer Job Description
- Identify Supervisor
- Determine Internship Period
- Determine Compensation
4. Alamo Colleges
- Posts Job on Alamo Colleges Internship website and with Colleges Career Services
- Reviews Cover letters/resumes
- Recommends at least three (3) students to Employer
5. Employer Interview
- Completes Internship Job Offer Agreement
- At end of Internship completes Evaluate Intern