Conduct Exit Interviews and Follow-up
Proving the value of your internship program will require hard evidence that your organization is getting a return on its investment:
- Use the evaluation forms found under Resources for both interns and employers to evaluate each other.
- Conduct an exit interview to determine if interns are leaving the organization having had a good experience. This provides valuable feedback to upper management for future program planning. A sample exit interview form found under Resources.
In addition to qualitative measures, a number of quantitative measures can be developed:
- Common measures may include the number of interns that become full-time employees, the number of requests for interns in the company and growing numbers of qualified intern applicants.
- In order to successfully measure your program outcome, you should return to the stated program goals and address those outcomes.