August 23, 2013
Myra Bonello has been interning at Kellen Europe’s office since the beginning of July. She is currently reading for a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business in Malta and signed up for this opportunity to learn more about association management. Here she explains how companies can benefit from internship program just as much as the interns themselves.
As I have learned from my own experience, interns can benefit greatly from internship programs, but Kellen Company has also found that the organization itself can benefit from having interns. The internship program can help the organization meet two goals: to manage the firms’ workflow effectively and also to find team members that aid in the business’ prosperity. It can accomplish immediate objectives and also more lucrative objectives respectively. Apart from taking part in event management projects during my internship with Kellen Europe, I have been working a lot with figures and in my opinion the aforesaid solution-based approach is just, if not more, useful as statistical data.
If you are still not convinced that welcoming interns within your organization would be beneficial to you, check out a few more benefits below.
Internships allow your organization to:
- Test-drive talent. Benefit from added manpower, while carefully assessing prospect candidates for a post.
- Enhance perspective. Interns are not just another set of hands. Get them to do something useful and essential to the business’ operations and you shall surely receive fresh ideas, novel perspectives and in turn, augmented abilities for your professional workforce.
- Support students. Attain a good reputation with the international community by supporting students in developing their skills, making connections, strengthen their resume, and learn about a field, gain experience and most of all assess their own interests and abilities.
- Attain a basket of knowledge. Should your organization aim to expand on a global scale, having an internship program allows your firm to attain a diverse knowledge on various cultures, traditions, work practices and work attitudes. This could act as a basis for market research conducted in the future.
So, fellow readers, the punch line is singular. Appeal to tomorrow’s staff members when they are looking for internships, provide them with essential tasks, and all you have to do is choose the best of the bunch. Is there really any other cost-effective way of watching your business roots flourish?
To read another perspective of a Kellen Company intern, read our recent post from Alyssa Schrepf, an intern in the Kellen New York office.