Supervised Internship: The Employer’s Perspective


  • Robert D. Lynch
  • Berhe Habte-Giorgis
  • Margaret Van Brunt


Recent reports indicate that 77% of all college seniors participate in one or more internships prior to graduation. Colleges, recognizing the importance and attractiveness of internship programs, are increasingly emphasizing internships as a part of their programs. Employers are increasingly recognizing the value of internships as part of their employment process. In this paper we present the results of a study of companies in southern New Jersey that regularly hire interns from area colleges and universities. Companies were asked about the quality of their interns, about their relationships with the colleges and about details of their programs.