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Hiring an Intern
How do I go about hiring a UVU intern?
The basic steps are:
- Sign a Master Internship Agreement
- Discuss the position/opportunity with the appropriate Department Coordinator or the Director of Internship Services.
- Post the position on the UV Job Board.
- Recruit, interview and hire an intern.
- Remind the student to complete the necessary UVU paperwork to receive credit.
- Ensure supervision and mentorship during the experience.
- Complete a Performance Evaluation of your intern at the middle and end of the internship.
For greater detail, check out the Steps to Participation page, which explains the entire internship process.
What am I expected to do as the employer?
As noted in the Master Internship Agreement, a few of your basic responsibilities would be to provide:
- Mentored supervision
- Meaningful opportunities & responsibilities
- Valuable training
Some departments may ask you to evaluate the intern's performance and productivity.
Why might I need to complete a performance evaluation?
Utah Valley University takes pride in the performance of its students in the community. The performance evaluation provides us with feedback to be able to determine what knowledge and skills are essential to making our students valuable assets in the workplace. Additionally, it helps us to learn in what ways we may improve our internship program.
Do I have to pay the intern?
The Internship Provider has no legal obligation to pay the intern; however, the level of compensation offered strongly correlates with the quality of candidates who apply for the position.
What is a fair wage for a paid internship?
Compensation is to be defined by provider and intern prior to internship start date. Pay is usually commensurate with experience and industry standards.
What is the Master Internship Agreement?
The Master Internship Agreement is a legally binding contract between the internship provider and Utah Valley University. It's function is to protect the student, the internship provider, and Utah Valley University against inappropriate conduct on the part of the other parties. The contract outlines many of the responsibilities of each party throughout the internship.
The Master Internship Agreement does not address position-specific details such as internship duration, wages, stipend amounts, etc. These terms should be agreed upon between the intern and internship provider, and placed in writing if necessary.
What do I do if there is a problem with my intern or the internship program?
Sometimes misunderstandings occur - it is generally wise to discuss the issue with the intern to ensure that they know there is a problem, and what they need to do to correct the situation. If any problems arise, please contact the Marsha Haynes, Director of Internship Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, (801) 863-6364.