Promoting Your Internship Opportunities
Step 1: Create a position description, determine pay (if applicable), and how you would like the students to apply.
- Requests for resume and cover letter are typical, and you may also request contact information for a faculty reference and labor supervisor reference.
- Pay status and/or compensation packages may take on a variety of forms, depending on the type of organization, its needs and budget constraints.
- Status may be unpaid, hourly wage, stipend, housing, transportation, etc.
- For-profit, private-sector companies will want to consider the Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71 in determining pay status.
- Paid interns typically make $10 to $35 per hour, depending on the career field, the duties/projects, and the student’s level of relevant experience, while some organizations offer other forms of compensation, such as housing or transportation.
- Sample Internship Position Description (PDF) [Coming Soon]
Step 2: Post the position in Handshake.
- Sign up using this link if you (or your employer/organization) are new to Handshake. See below for additional step-by-step instructions and resources for employers. If your organization already uses Handshake, make sure your job is posted to Berea College, and you’re good to go!
- Email email@example.com as soon as you’ve submitted your Handshake request to post a position with Berea College so that we can approve your request right away!
- Please call 859.985.3656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like assistance with the Handshake posting process.
Step 3: Interested students will submit the application materials according to your specifications.
- You review the applicants, conduct interviews, contact references if desired, select the intern, and provide a written offer directly to the candidate (see Making an Internship Offer).