Last month a colleague and I, along with three Internship Coordinators from two additional universities, had the opportunity to speak with the Savannah Marketing Group regarding requirements for our respective program internships. The hour long lunch meeting jogged some ideas regarding information I would like to distribute to Internship Site Supervisor’s that work with our students. But that’s another blog post.
During this meeting there was an exchange of information regarding each area’s program expectations with respect to potential internship sites, along with expectations from Internship Site Supervisor’s that may “hire” our interns. In the end, the following skills and traits were listed by these potential Internship Site Supervisor’s as desirable in an intern. As you read this list keep in mind that the work sites represented in this group range from broadcasting, communications, architecture, assisted living facility, accountant, etc. Also keep in mind that this list is in no particular order.
10 Skills/Traits Internship Site Supervisor’s Seek
1. Strong writing skills
2. The ability to multitask
3. Takes initiative
4. Has website skills and/or graphic design skills
5. Is creative (within the brand)
6. Able to assist with, and at times, create and execute events
7. Feels comfortable contributing ideas
8. Understands and can effectively utilize social media
9. Has photography skills
10. Has research skills
If you are a site supervisor, or have held an internship position, are there additional skills/traits you would add to this list?