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Internships: The Win-Win Proposal to Bring Talent to Your Enterprise

If you’re looking to infuse your company with new energy and ideas, consider hiring an NIU student intern. You’ll gain talented, high-quality candidates for your organization and you’ll help student interns achieve real-world experience with professionals in their fields.

Benefits of Hiring Interns

  • Help build future leaders in your industry by providing a real-world experience to motivated students.
  • Increase your organization’s intellectual capital by bringing current ideas and technology from the classroom to the workplace.
  • Add quality candidates to your workforce for seasonal projects or temporary positions.
  • Evaluate potential employees using proven, cost-effective methods.
  • Recruit more new talent; interns who have a positive experience will provide invaluable word-of-mouth marketing for your organization.

Find Interns through NIU Career Services

NIU Career Services coordinates internships and employment opportunities for students of all majors and lists these opportunities on the Huskies Get Hired database.  They also offer employers guidance on creating valuable internship experiences.

Get started with NIU resources for employers, or contact Jan Wylde, Employer Relations Specialist at jwylde2@niu.edu or 815-753-8346.

Read the Employer's Internship and Cooperative Education Manual to learn about making internships beneficial to your organization and your student interns.

Find the talent you need to propel your enterprise forward with an intern from Northern Illinois University.