• Building Successful Internship Programs

  • Launching January 2021!

    Have you ever thought of bringing an intern on to your team but don’t know where to start? Do you have an internship program but want to grow it? Regardless of your organization’s size or where your organization is at in the internship development or enhancement process, this program is for you!

    The newest training program at The Chamber, Building Successful Internship Programs, in partnership with Intern Bridge, has been designed as a hands-on, interactive cohort-style educational experience. Through small group conversations, data-driven analysis and guided video sessions led by Intern Bridge CEO Dr. Robert Shindell and Chamber staff, you can expect this nine-week, seven-part, virtual series to equip you and your organization with the tools to develop or enhance your own internship program.

    The training series will be offered through live virtual sessions.

    Registrations close at 4 p.m. on Friday, January 8.

  • Session topics and training dates (Times TBD)

    • Training 1: Introduction to Total Internship Management, January 12
    • Training 2: Organizational Readiness & Team Commitment, January 19
    • Training 3: The Intern Work Plan, January 27
    • Discuss & Reflect with Dr. Shindell, February 3
    • Training 4: Effective Recruiting & Onboarding, February 9
    • Training 5: Selection & Training, February 16
    • Training 6: Transitioning to “What’s Next” & Assessment, February 24
    • Training 7: Wrapping Up: Putting it All Together, March 3
    • Discuss & Reflect with Dr. Shindell, March 9

    What you’ll receive

    • Access to video recordings for a year
    • A supplemental training webinar:
      • Internship Legal Update
    • Two supplemental books:
      • Total Internship Management, Supervisor’s Handbook
      • Total Internship Management, The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program


    Chamber members: $215 | Non-members: $250


  • About the presenter About the presenter

    During the past 20 years, Dr. Robert Shindell, has successfully held a variety of professional leadership roles in higher education. He developed career centers at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, Midwestern State University and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Robert’s innovative approach to career services led The Rawls College of Business Career Management Center to achieve the ranking of 28th in BusinessWeek’s national ranking of College of Business career centers in 2007. Dr. Shindell’s research and opinions are often quoted in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed and many more. He has worked with thousands of employers and higher education career centers in developing successful transition plans for students through both live and virtual presentations.

    Dr. Shindell also serves as a member of the Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to maximizing The United States Department of Energy’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.

    Robert has earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo.

  • What have others said about this program? What have others said about this program?

    “The Total Internship Management Course was immensely helpful in empowering us to launch our internship program with confidence. We’ve had extremely positive responses from both the mentors and the interns. We’re on our 3rd semester of interns and all have given us rave reviews, recommended us to friends and contributed in a meaningful way to our organization. If your internship program could use some help of if you’re looking to launch one from the ground up – I highly recommend attending a Total Internship Management Workshop in your area!” – Michelle Humpreys, Talent Acquisition & Team Development Manager, Simpleshow USA Corp.

    “The Total Internship Management workshop was an amazing course for Intern Managers who need assistance with developing, solidifying or even fine-tuning their internship programs. I began the course with little to no knowledge of how to manage my interns, and within a week, I have created a full 15-week internship program with the knowledge, tools and resources from this course! Dr. Robert is an amazing facilitator. I would recommend this course to EVERYONE!” – Liam Barnes, Development Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County

    “The Total Internship Management Workshop was very comprehensive and the diversity of perspectives in the room from different sectors of industry provided for wonderful dialog around internship program management. This workshop is a great investment for results-oriented nonprofits who want to develop a S.M.A.R.T. program for their organization. I’m looking forward to upgrading our program structure and taking the experiences of our students and supervisors to the next level.” – Angela Maceda, Director of College Ministry & Internships, Christ Church

  • Questions? Contact Mason Rademacher at 218.233.1100 or email mrademacher@fmwfchamber.com.

  • Building Successful Internship Programs is presented by The Chamber and Intern Bridge, and brought to you by the financial support of Fueling Our Future.

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