• Building Successful Internship Programs

  • Registrations for the second cohort are now open! Classes start April 27. Sign up by Monday, April 26.

    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 six-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.

  • Session topics and training dates

    • Training 1: Introduction to Total Internship Management - April 27 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Training 2: Organizational Readiness & Team Commitment - May 4 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Training 3: The Intern Work Plan Discuss & Reflect with Dr. Shindell - May 11 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Training 4: Effective Recruiting & Onboarding + Selection & Training - May 18 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Training 5: Transitioning to “What’s Next”, Assessment - May 25 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    • Training 6: Wrapping Up | Putting it All Together  - Discuss & Reflect with Dr. Shindell - June 1 | 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • What you’ll receive

    • Access to all training content for one year
    • Prepared binder with all supplemental documents and guiding content *only for cohort style training
    • 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

     

    Cost
    Cohort training: Chamber members: $215 | Non-members: $250
    Self-paced training: Chamber member: $160 | Non-chamber member: $200

    Building Successful Internship Programs is now launching a new method to receive the training! Sign up today to receive access to all training information and navigate through the program individually and at your own pace!

     

  • 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 did participants in the first training say? What did participants in the first training say?

    “I was able to participate in the FMWF Chamber Internship Training program in early 2021. Even in a virtual format, the information was engaging and helpful as we seek to create a more robust internship program at Wanzek Construction. The content shared in the training combines workforce data and program framework backed by research to help employers deliver a meaningful internship program that benefits both the employer and the intern. Whether you’re an employer looking to host your first intern or looking to grow an already established program, I would highly suggest attending this training.”

    “Building Successful Internship Programs” has been great so far. The resources they provide are worth it alone. The facilitator does a great job keeping everyone engaged and the discussion topics are beneficial. I would recommend this to anyone whose organization has an informal internship program or doesn't have an internship program.”


  • 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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