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6.20.2014

Internships: Yea or Nay? A Good Program Will Generate Benefits, but Be Sure to Do It Right

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Lane Powell Shareholder Mike Reilly and Summer Intern Anna Timberlake authored an article in Seattle Business magazine’s July 2014 issue titled “Internships: Yea or Nay? A Good Program Will Generate Benefits, but Be Sure to Do It Right.” In the article, Reilly and Timberlake discussed the benefits of internships, and also provided a list of things that employers should consider about internships including various internship structures, effective intern onboarding and internship agreements.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were interns. Best companies use internships to win the war to recruit talent. The website Internships.com indicates that 56 percent of employers plan to hire more interns this year, up 9 percent from 2013. Internships are the ultimate job interview. “Test running” the talent helps you avoid costly hiring mistakes.

Read the article (PDF).