The Total Internship Management Workshop

December 1, 2017 | 8:30am – 3:30pm | Ball State University


Develop a World-Class Internship and Entry Talent Acquisition Program

Location:  Ball State University Alumni Center | 2800  W. Bethel Ave. | Muncie, IN

Prices – $359 For-Profit | $299 Non-Profit/Government
Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks Provided!

Utilizing internships is the perfect way to conduct recruiting activities by identifying future hires, increasing retention rates, maintaining a pipeline of highly qualified candidates, creating and building relationships with local universities and organizations, and having short-term projects completed by an educated workforce.

For the above to be true, organizations must host effective and meaningful programs. How is this done? What are students looking for? What are the expectations of universities? What can organizations do to make their programs the best they can be?

The Total Internship Management Workshop is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the event with a newfound approach to internships.

The presentation will include detailed statistics from proprietary Intern Bridge research. Qualitative and quantitative responses will be shared from our latest research project, the National Internship and Co-op Study – a detailed examination of what makes internship programs successful based on the responses of over 225,000 students from more than 500 universities.


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Learn How To:

  • Learn how to effectively implement an impactful internship program;
  • Identify future hires through a no-strings-attached 12-week interview;
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated full-time job candidates;
  • Increase their organization’s brand awareness on college campuses;
  • Build long-lasting relationships with local universities.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding and communicating with the Millennial generation;
  • Gaining executive level support;
  • Structuring internship projects, assignments, and tasks;
  • Choosing the most appropriate supervisor;
  • Marketing internship opportunity to students;
  • Providing out-of-the-ordinary orientation programming
  • Compensating and providing benefits to interns appropriately;
  • Evaluating & providing feedback to interns;
  • Gaining valuable data regarding the performance of the internship program;
  • Navigating the legal environment of internships;
  • Gaining organizational diversity through internships.

 Your Facilitators:

shindell2013Dr. Robert Shindell

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.

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.

Comments from Past Participants

“I’ve personally recruited, trained, and developed hundreds of successful college interns throughout the course of my career and I honestly didn’t think I’d get much out of Dr. Shindell’s workshop – boy was I wrong!  I found Robert’s seminar very helpful and beneficial, particularly with respect to the ever-changing laws and regulations revolving around hiring college interns. It’s one thing to recruit a college intern and it’s another thing to “properly” on-board them and successfully have them complete your program. Whether your goal in hiring interns is to provide a path for them to potentially join your firm full-time or you just want to ensure you’re following the letter of the law, I would highly recommend attending The Total Internship Management Workshop as soon as possible.”  – Eric Silverman, Principal & Owner – Silverman Benefits Group

“The workshop was extremely beneficial to my organization not only because of the wealth of internship information & resources but also for the networking and connecting the class provided. It was helpful to meet individuals form other organizations in the area. Dr. Shindell is an exceptional speaker and communicator with a wealth of knowledge to share on this topic!” – Kevin Brown, Mowhawk Flooring

“The Intern Bridge Total Management Workshop was time well spent. The format with the employers and academic contacts all in one room is fantastic. The table discussions and the group facilitation with an expert on the topic is terrific. In a sense, it was like a focus group with a captive audience and I came away with some key information on topics that were important to me and our organization.”Brian J. Case, PPL Corporation


The Internship Best Practices Program is appropriate for organizations of any size, from any industry, anywhere in the country. Over fifteen-thousand have participated in Intern Bridge programming since 2005. A few notable organizations that have participated in various Intern Bridge programming include:

Past Participants