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Educational Webinar, Presented by Sallie M. Scovill, PhD

When: 1/24/2013
12:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
Contact: Stephanie Marquart

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Making Internships Work for your Company
Presented by Sallie M. Scovill, PhD
January 24, 2013, 12:00 EST

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the benefits of internship programs for all parties.

    a. Students

    b. University

    c. Medical Fitness Center

    d. Community

2. Comprehend the steps to developing your internship program.

    a. Intern tasks

    b. Staffing

    c. Steps

        i. Research and discover

        ii. Plan and design

        iii. Take action

3. Discuss the legalities of taking student interns.

    a. U.S. Dept. of Labor

    b. Fair Labor Standards Act

        i. Payment

4. Identify appropriate resources to build and expand your program.

    a. Job postings

    b. Toolkits

    c. Articles

Developing a quality internship program within your organization is key to utilizing the wide range of talent that undergraduate and graduate college students possess.  These students comprise the workforce of tomorrow and by offering them opportunities to gain experience while still in college, organizations will improve their odds of hiring competent, intelligent, and experienced professionals who are ready to take over when management and skilled employees retire.

Sallie M. Scovill, PhD, is the Assistant Professor at the School of Health Promotion and Human Development, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her field of study includes worksite health promotion programs and designing effective interventions for community and corporate clients. Dr. Scovill formerly served as Coordinator of Corporate Health Promotion at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness for seven years. Her responsibilities included delivering wellness and executive health programs to more than 100 of Vanderbilt's corporate clients. She has also assisted corporate clients with strategic planning in developing comprehensive health promotion programs.

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