Host Company Agreement

Ready to host an intern(s)? Complete the form here by April 15, 2019.

Having trouble accessing the form? Click here to download the PDF form.

Possible Tasks for Interns

  • Research the viability of a new program, campaign, or initiative; compile and present statistics.
  • Complete a backburner project that has been bogging down permanent staff.
  • Create a proposal on a potential social media strategy, evaluate various social media platforms, or come up with suggestions for how your current social media strategy might be improved.
  • Critique your company’s website…from a user perspective; brainstorm ideas for boosting usability.
  • Propose solutions for a mid-level problem that no one has had time to address.
  • Research and identify the most influential blogs in your industry. Follow them and provide weekly reports.
  • Scan industry media for news items; provide regularly scheduled updates.
  • Accompany employees to client, sales, or other outside meetings; have them take an observer role, but ask for their input and ideas (and answer any questions) after you’ve left.
  • Evaluate some area of IT functionality (for tech-savvy interns); ask if they see a way to improve efficiency, streamline programs, or cut costs.
  • Take responsibility for some regular task. Even if it’s as simple as taking, and placing, the weekly supply order, it will demonstrate follow-through and an ability to take ownership.
  • Prepare a budget.
  • Create support materials, such as charts, graphs, or other visuals.
  • Plan and coordinate an event or meeting.
  • Generate a marketing plan, financial forecast, or other report.
  • Produce a video or slide presentation.
  • Perform a study or survey; analyze and present results.
  • Write internal communications.
  • Compile employee manuals or develop process directions for tasks with high employee turnover.
  • Source goods or search for lower-cost sources for high-volume materials.
  • Clean up a database.
  • Serve as a liaison between the company and clients or vendors (freeing up staff members to communicate on only more crucial issues).
  • Aid in the modification or enhancement of your internship program.
  • Help screen and train replacement interns prior to departure.

The bottom line when it comes to assigning intern tasks is to strike a balance between those activities that will provide a meaningful learning experience and those activities that will increase productivity in the organization.