We Invented a New Kind of Internship
Most employers cannot spare the time and effort required to sustain a multi-month or year-long commitment to manage one or more high school interns. Budget limitations and liability issues virtually guarantee that businesses will not offer paid internships to individuals under the age of 18. If employers do invest in interns, they usually seek college interns to whom they can offer jobs at the end of the internship if the young adult proves successful.
Either way, employers often assign low-skill, repetitive jobs to young interns who, in turn, become bored and may decide that the business world is not for them.
Therefore, we determined that it was time to invent a new kind of internship experience, morphing from one that provides relatively passive experiences for a limited number of teens into one in which an unlimited number of young adults can participate in a dynamic and demanding program that ties into the student’s interests and helps them shape their career goals.
We Flipped the Ship … The Internship!
Our Rainmakers Internships are:
- short (2 weeks or 14 non-consecutive days), which is a demand that both students and employers can easily tolerate,
- remote (students work online and are never on the business site), which saves commuting and wardrobe costs on the student’s part, and reduces management and liability (insurance costs) on the employer’s side,
- instructional (unpaid), which means the Host employer will be able to spend time helping the student improve rather than demanding and evaluating the student’s work product against a budget expenditure, and
- solicited and secured by students themselves so they gain experience in all the activities they will need to master to secure a job in tomorrow’s shape-shifting workplace.
This redesign also made it a much more dynamic experience for participating students and employers.
Check out our reinvented internship in the bulleted list at the bottom of the page.
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