The “art” and valuation (and evaluation) of the intern is hard to pin down. I’ve read so many different “manuals” on how to attract, retain, coach, lead, teach, and fire interns that it’s all just a puddle of mud in my brain.
What I’ve learned is that the best interns are the ones that do the following:
- Work really hard.
- Fix culturally.
- Communicate exceptionally well.
- Know themselves.
- Are teachable.
Simple list, but makes a world of difference when you realize you’ve got one.