Success Strategies for Intern Supervisors & Mentors

  • March 11, 2021 | 1:30pm CT
  • $99 for-profit
  • $79 non-profit/government
  • 1.5 Hours of HRCI and/or SHRM-PDC Credit

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Your organization is committed to virtual internships – What does that mean for you as the intern supervisor? 

Long gone are the days of busy work for interns. Internships, virtual or on-premise, are a smart investment both for the organization and the intern with longstanding rewards when executed properly. Therefore, taking full advantage is a critical business need.  Let’s face it: talent acquisition has changed, and “top talent” starts out in the top internship programs.

The research is clear – one of the key factors in a highly ranked internship is an excellent internship supervisor. In fact, 93% of students surveyed who reported working with effective supervisors would return to the host organization for full-time employment.  This issue has been thrust to the forefront with COVID-19 and the move to online internship initiatives.

Virtual Internship 101: Strategies for Supervisors & Mentors is designed to help the intern supervisor and/or mentor deliver a win-win virtual internship  experience.  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 webcast with the confidence to deliver virtual internships.

Get the resources necessary to make your virtual internship program exceed all expectations!  Whether you are new to managing a virtual internship experience, or just looking for a few fresh tips, Virtual Internship 101: Strategies for Supervisors & Mentors offers concise and practical ideas specifically tailored to today’s college students – regardless of your industry or the size of your company or organization!

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!


  • How to supervise a data-driven, best-in-class virtual internship experience
  • Identify strategic tools you can use to enhance the experience for you and your virtual interns
  • Effective techniques for performance management
  • Delivering your virtual internship and utilizing the skills of all your team members
  • Optimizing the internship experience – for you, your team and your interns
  • And much, much more!


  • Understanding what interns want from their internship expereince
  • Engaging your team
  • Your role as a supervisor
  • Five qualities of meaningful work
  • Seven steps to setting clear expectations
  • Defining learning plans and objectives
  • Delivering feedback
Robert Shindell

Dr. Robert Shindell


During the past 25 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.