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Build a better internship program this summer

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If you hire interns, make 2013 the year you ramp up your summer program. Start viewing your internships from a workforce development perspective, and you will find that they benefit your organization’s recruitment, community involvement and diversity efforts.

Hiring students and recent college grads for a summer stint can generate interest in your field, your company and its technical specialties. It also can help stem a growing youth unemployment problem.

The slow rebound from the Great Recession has been particularly hard on young workers, leaving millions unemployed and underemployed largely because they don’t have the skills to qualify for scarce jobs. At the same time, one in three employers worldwide reports having trouble finding qualified employees. Well-designed internship programs—often run in concert with local nonprofits and workforce development agencies—can help solve both problems.

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