Have you thought about hosting an intern, but were unsure about what to do? The Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership has released an employer’s guide to internships titled “Making the Workplace a Learning Place” for local employers who need more information about their program and internships.
Included in the guide are the benefits of hosting an intern, how internships are structured and what to expect, the roles of those involved with the internship, and how to successfully orientate, supervise and evaluate an intern.
Internships are beneficial to employers, students and schools. Giving students the opportunity to expand knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it in a work setting improves our workforce skill level and the overall quality of life in the community.
Staff at the Connecting Activities Partnership have placed over 400 students from Dartmouth High School, Fairhaven High School, Global Learning Charter Public School, New Bedford High School, and Old Rochester High School in internships with approximately 150 local employers during the current academic year.
Help the SouthCoast retain an educated workforce by reading the new guide and deciding to host an intern at your company. The internship guide can be found at NewBedfordChamber.com/wp-content/uploads/internship_guide.pdf.
The Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership, a collaboration of the City of New Bedford Office of the Mayor, the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council, Bristol Community College and the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, promotes the connecting of academic and workplace learning through Connecting Activities workplace internships. Area employers assist High School seniors to make more informed decisions about their future education and career choices.