Student Hubs is dedicated to providing a meaningful and worthwhile experience for both student interns and host organisations. We have written a report on Crafting Meaningful Internships in the Social Impact Sector, which you may find interesting and useful reading when thinking about recruiting an intern. In summary, to create a meaningful internship we strongly recommend the following:
- Projects should be structured to offer experience and skills through challenging, impactful work over which interns can feel ownership.
- Organisations should offer any opportunities they can for interns to gain insight into the sector, including how organisations work, the roles available in the sector, and career paths in social impact.
- Any organisation taking on interns must invest the resources and staff time necessary to adequately support interns through detailed work plans, one-to-one management, and end of placement reviews.
- Organisations taking on interns must do everything they can to ensure accessibility and fair remuneration, especially when recruiting voluntary interns.
Please keep these recommendations in mind when applying to host an intern and creating a work plan. If you have any questions or require guidance on this, please get in touch with Alice Dann at email@example.com.