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How to Work Well with Interns

18by Alice Waagen, PhD
Workforce Learning
Photo by Mark Warner,

This article was published in the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, August 2000

Interns are individuals who come to work eager and willing to produce. They are like sponges — picking up new skills and knowledge easily, without the “We’ve always done it this way” baggage that established workers can have. They are bright, capable contributors who, if we are lucky, sign on as full-time employees after their education is completed.