Summer is nearly here, which at Pocket Nurse®, means our Summer Business Operations Internship Program is beginning. I’m excited to oversee interns in several departments like Accounting, Information Technology (IT), Marketing, Sales, and more.
The ten-week program allows interns to work side-by-side with seasoned team members on meaningful work in their daily jobs. Managers deliver regular and personalized feedback on how their performance is impacting goals of the team and offer ways to improve. Additionally, onboarding and collaborative projects ensure interns are exposed to a variety of career areas and business initiatives.
While our summer internship program is only in its second year, we have made several improvements to the 2018 program based on feedback from our 2017 interns. Here are five ways we support our summer interns:
- Full-time: Some students only have three or four hours of class a day. Transitioning to an eight-hour work day can be a challenge. We take advantage of schools’ long summer breaks to provide a complete work experience for our interns. They work 40-hour weeks for the entire program alongside our full-time team members.
- Weekly presentations: Each week we host a roundtable discussion with lunch. Company leaders from all functions of our business (Sales, Supply Chain, IT, etc.) present about their teams and processes. Interns then have the opportunity to discuss current projects and lessons learned the previous week.
- Long-term project: This summer we have six interns in the program. They will all work together on a team project throughout their time here. At the end of the program, they’ll present their research and plans for a new business initiative that will directly impact the company.
- Salary: An important way to show you value employees is to pay them fairly. Too often internships are unpaid. We hire the best and offer competitive compensation for their hard work.
- Impact: Pocket Nurse improves due to each intern’s contributions. Former interns appreciate that their input was valued and they left a permanent mark on our business.
At Pocket Nurse, interns don’t go on coffee runs. We build mutually beneficial relationships with students, allowing them to develop skills and improve the business through hands-on experience and mentorship.
If you are considering participating in a future internship with Pocket Nurse, we look for motivated students enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program at an accredited college with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior year at the time of the internship. The intern positions we hire for vary based on business needs in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Accounting, IT, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing. Please visit our Career Site to view open internships and to submit applications.
“This post was originally published as a LinkedIn article by Alyse Scarsella on her LinkedIn profile on June 13, 2018, and can be viewed here. Alyse Scarsella is a Benefits and Recruitment Specialist on the Pocket Nurse HR Team.”