Let's Talk PanelPlace: 6 Reasons Of Why We Love Interns (And You Should, Too!)

Did you know that many famous and big companies have specialized internship programs? Or the fact that they might probably be one of the best opportunities for anyone who would want to explore something new? I know, but why though? I’d say, it would be quite obvious that there is so much more variety of internships offered all over the world. I’m not talking about working in the office the whole time. I’m saying, some internships will allow you to be on the field or give you an opportunity to even travel (trust me, most of them cover your cost). In addition, internships could also let the individuals get a higher chance and become a full-time employee of that company, isn’t that great? Most internships last for 3-6 months depending on the company and their severity depends on which field you are working on. As you could see, we could all see the whole idea of internships as a form of productivity.

On that note, why are interns highly valued for most companies? And why are they offered constantly? If you are curious about why interns benefit the companies or if you would like to know why internship programs are the best thing ever as an opportunity, why don’t you go ahead and read along? Maybe you could start deciding to offer internship or join any programs after reading this article ;-)

For You

1. Exploring New Fields

The nature of internships tend to be quite short, therefore there is a higher chance for you to explore other kinds of jobs that you would like to try. For instance, you want to try working under the marketing division although you had an engineering degree, this will let you get a sneak peek to what it is actually like. It then also assist you in deciding approximately what kind of job you would most likely do if you continue that line of work. To add to that, you could also see whether the office culture, working style, working pace, and your knowledge of this industry is up to your liking. In a way, it does serve as some productivity tools. In addition, some of you might not go anywhere or do much during your school holidays, therefore this might be the best time to take the internship. One of the most popular ones might be the summer internship programs because they tend to be longer and it’s the summer!

2. Gaining Skills and Connections

Internships programs don’t necessarily restrict you to a certain division. Since you are allowed to experiment or try new things that you’ll probably never do back at school, you tend to gain more skills (or free learning) after your internship ended. For instance, even though you are under the admin team, you might be able to manage the social media accounts of the company or is in charge of the blog if you have a knack for it. Furthermore, some companies let you contribute to their major projects, so it allows you to be more present and gain more experience. Not only that it will give you more connections with other companies or sub-units of that certain organization, but those attained skills will also help you build up your resume.

3. Suitability

People tend to ask for full-time jobs from the companies as their internship ends. In a way, the internship process does help you get a higher chance for the company to hire you because you’ve worked with them. Also, while you’re interning, you can get a taste of how working life actually feels, therefore you could see whether it is to your liking or not. I would say that it does work somewhat like a friendship, first impression (internship phase) and getting to know the other party (full-time job).

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For Your Company

1. Gain Brand Advocates

The internship method could probably be a method of marketing. If you offer a great internship program, it is most likely that you are well-known as one of the companies that give great experiences to your interns. In a way, it does allow you to attract more people who are seeking internships, which increase your brand awareness. Moreover, there are sites that give company ratings based on internship experience and if you do provide a great one, you’ll get high ratings and good reviews. That by itself is quite important if you want to put your company’s name out there.

2. New Perspective

With the idea of a short-term worker, your company will have the opportunity of gaining new ideas through interns. Not only that they bring fresh and innovative skills, but they might come from a different generation than you, hence why there will be a diversity as you brainstorm. Although the whole concept of many people come and go might not settle well, it is true that you could see it in a positive way. Not only that the resources are technically limitless, but interns may also help you point out something that you’ve missed in your projects and have a distinctive insight into the company. Building onto that, a bunch of fresh faces does increase your energy of working, therefore interns allow your other employees to be more energised.

3. Trust

Most interns tend to be splendid people. Even though many people might see interns as an “extra pair of hands” it is not necessary to think of them that way. Through the whole program, you would interact with them often compared to meeting an individual coming in for an interview. Thus, you also acquire the chance of interacting with them and evaluating their work, which enables you to build a trust within your connections. Additionally, they tend to bring new and innovative ideas to the table.

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I hope you all had a good day and also enjoyed the article I’ve written for today. To me, these are the benefits of being an intern or taking new interns. It is quite evident that both as a person who takes up an internship and a person who offers an internship, you could obtain more either way. I personally do enjoy taking up different kinds of companies for my internship.

In contrary, have you joined any internships before? If so, how did it go? Do let us know all about it :) I would say that as someone that had several internships before, I do find them to be highly productive, resourceful, and is a great experience overall. Again, it is true that different internship programs have different difficulties depending on their field but I would say that it would be a great opportunity for me to tackle those obstacles anywhere I go. As always, it is my pleasure to write for you all. Have a great day!

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Aurelia Sugita

Business Marketing Team

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