Summer 2020 Internship Program Support Webcasts

  • June 5th & 26th and July 17th & 31st 
  • Each session starts at 2:00pm ET
  • $299 for-profit for all 4 sessions ($79 each)
  • $199 non-profit/government for all 4 sessions ($59 each)
  • 1.5 Hours of HRCI and/or SHRM-PDC Credit for each session

The Sessions:

June 5 – Starting Off on the Right Foot & Engaging Your Team

  • Developing meaningful plans for learning, growing and productivity.
  • Setting the appropriate tone and pace for the internship.
  • Creating trust & accountability.
  • Strategies to effectively communicate with your interns.
  • Diversifying the experience – getting your team involved.
  • Making the virtual internship experience the best it can be – for them and you!

June 26 – Creating “Real-World” Experiences for Your Intern

  • Asking the one critical question to help create “real-world” experiences.
  • Identifying projects that your interns will be excited about.
  • Develop critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Creating opportunities for leadership.
  • Reflecting on experiences to drive future performance.

July 17 – Performance Management & Providing Feedback

  • Setting clear expectations at the outset of the internship regarding desired outcomes.
  • Providing informal feedback throughout the duration of the internship experience.
  • Establishing the parameters for providing formal feedback.
  • Articulating the specific timeline for delivering feedback.
  • Delivering the feedback according to the pre-determined parameters.

July 31 – Closing the Experience & Assessment

  • Bringing the internship experience to a successful close.
  • Defining a clear path for the future.
  • Determining which metrics to assess.
  • Conducting effective exit surveys and interviews.
  • Utilizing “focus groups” to increase engagement with supervisors and mentors.
  • Analyzing the data to create changes in your program.

Make Sure You Get The ROI From Your Internship Program This Summer!

Internships can be the perfect way to identify future hires, increase retention rates, maintain a pipeline of highly qualified candidates, create and build relationships with local universities and organizations, and get short-term projects completed.

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?

This webcast series has been developed and designed to help you and your organization make sure you are making the most of the internship expereince for you and your interns! Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that these webcasts will assure the ROI you need!

The presentation will include detailed statistics from proprietary 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.

You will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Dr. Shindell to develop, implement and execute your plans for a virtual internship initiative!

By registering you will receive a copy of Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program and The Total Internship Management Supervisor’s Handbook, as well as dozens of other resources to assist you with your virtual internship program!

Robert Shindell

Dr. 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.

Dr. Shindell also serves as a member of the Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to maximizing The United States Department of Energy’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.

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.