3:45PM - 5:00PM
Would you love to benefit from the enthusiasm of student interns and aren’t sure where to start? Creating internship opportunities that both grow leaders and advance organizations will help put the UNITY in COMMUNITY. This workshop will highlight five intrinsic motivational areas that organizations can use to engage their interns to create a meaningful internship experience: Mission, Autonomy, Mastery, Achievement, and Affiliation.
With planning and guidance, students can bring their energy and skills to advancing your mission! Several types of experiential learning models will be discussed with the primary focus being on undergraduate and graduate college level placements. As a nonprofit trainer, consultant, and the coordinator of an undergraduate internship program, Signe is uniquely qualified to help participants make the most of student engagement opportunities. Focus will be on developing a mutually beneficial relationship that balances the intern’s learning goals and the organizational needs. Topics covered will include designing your internship program, planning for success, delivering feedback, legal and ethical concerns, and supervision. Lauren and Signe will provide participants with templates/samples of policy documents, job descriptions and learning goals, and other resources. Successful engagement of students in your nonprofit’s work can develop them into short- and long-term ambassadors, volunteers, donors and staff.