Experiences matter.

A well developed and executed internship program can support the business goals of your organization while giving students practical, hands-on experience they need to succeed in today's marketplace. Whether you need a succession plan, innovative ideas and thinking or are looking to help groom the next generation of talent, an internship program could be just what you need.

What to Expect

Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to bolster your current program, our hands-on workshop is designed to leave participants feeling confident in what it takes to start or enhance an internship program. The ideal time to attend a training is three months prior to bringing an intern on board.

Cindy Brown, vice president of talent initiatives with The Right Place, will share the ins and outs of internships. You'll then hear first-hand experiences from an employer who started from scratch and built a program from the ground up. A representative from an area college or university will speak about the recruiting process, and you'll end the workshop by putting your knowledge to the test. Be sure to bring your laptop.

Workshop Dates for 2018-19

West Michigan colleges and universities have teamed up with internship expert Cindy Brown of Hello West Michigan, to provide you with free training opportunities to help your program succeed. Organizations are unique. So is the training.

Aug. 13, 2019 Hope College 9-11 a.m.
Sept. 18, 2019 Grand Valley State University 9-11 a.m.
Oct. 15, 2019 Cornerstone University 9-11 a.m.
Nov. 13, 2019 Aquinas College 9-11 a.m.
Jan. 9, 2020 Calvin College 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 19, 2020 Muskegon Community College 9-11 a.m.
March 19, 2020 Davenport University 2-4 p.m.
April 23, 2020 Davenport University 9-11 a.m.
May 13, 2020 Grand Valley State University 2-4 p.m.

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Event Sponsors

Employer internship training workshops are sponsored and supported by:

  • Aquinas College
  • Calvin College
  • Cornerstone University
  • Davenport University
  • Hope College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hello West Michigan
  • Muskegon Community College
  • The Right Place