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.