The Business Case for Hiring Interns

Hiring an intern is a perfect way to make your organization more productive because interns can complete tasks that don't require your full-time employees' knowledge and skills. This productivity boost is easily verifiable by focusing on the opportunity cost of each project. Listing out these costs effectively demonstrates the value of an intern to all decision-makers in your organization.

How to use this template:

This template will help you and your team better understand how to optimize your time by hiring an intern. If you are still on the fence after completing the table, consider a Micro-Internship for a no-risk way to work with a Career Launcher on a project basis. After piloting a Micro-Internship, you may offer more one-off projects or create a standard, semester-long internship.

Check out our list of example projects to help you complete the Demonstrating Need for an Internship template.

For more information on all of the benefits of internship programs for employers, visit our guide, Internships 101 for Employers!