Year-Round Interns at Spark

We, the undersigned, hereby propose that the Spark employ interns year-round. Having a formal and ongoing internship program ensures a constant influx of new, fresh talent and affords the company an inexpensive means of trying before buying. Additionally, this proposed program would more effectively and efficiently serve our needs by allowing managers to bring interns on board during our busiest times, not just during the summer months. Specifics of Proposal: Budget for eight 3-month internship contracts per calendar year. (The estimated cost of each contract is $4,800.) Formal requests for interns must be submitted to HR in November of the preceeding year, and are subject to partner approval. Each request must include a complete job description and summary of principal duties. The scheduling and management of specific contracts will be handled by the intern\'s supervisor and HR.


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    julie decker, United States

    7 years ago
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    John Nickel, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I'm in favor of interns. And I beleieve that whenever someone presents a good case to hire an intern we do. I agree with Shelley's comments.
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    Shelley Hibdon, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I am totally in favor of interns and we do have a program of sorts. We have had several interns working here this year, not all of them during the summer. The key is someone taking responsibility to mentor this individual. We have had too many interns in the past who sat around all summer bored. All managers had an opportunity last year to request an intern(s) for this year and it wasn't restricted to the summer. Only a few submitted requests and even fewer that opted to fill the spots that had been approved. Now that we are working on next year's budget I will again be sending the request out to all managers. If anyone is interested in an intern for next year, send that request on to your manager.
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