Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from internships. Employers who hire interns are able to gain top talent and groom potential employees while providing them with a hands-on, true-to-life working experience.
An internship can be as valuable to an employer as it can be to the student. It is an excellent chance to recruit, work with and screen potential full-time employees. Internships can add value to a company’s brand by heightening the organization’s visibility on campus and enhancing its image throughout a community.
"Clemson students display an excellent ability to execute on their classroom experiences to be successful in our internship program. They consistently display the utmost professionalism and willingness to learn."
– Madison Skinner, University Relations Manager, ScanSource
"I like hiring Clemson students because they are dynamic, outgoing, strong leaders with excellent communication skills. The E&J Gallo Winery prides itself on recruiting future leaders and we consistently find top talent at Clemson University."
– Missy DeArmas, Sales Recruiting Manager, E&J Gallo Winery
"I have been very blessed to be surrounded by outstanding individuals from a variety of small, medium and large universities. Clemson graduates typically embrace working in a team environment and understand that success is most likely achieved by working together and embracing new ideas. I also find graduates are humble and proud of their pedigree."
– Jeff Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ally Financial
The Office of Student Enrichment (OSE) knows employers want top-notch, quality students as interns. Our office is here to showcase our students and support employers in finding the best intern for the job. Employers who work with OSE are guaranteed great customer service while searching for their perfect new employee.
OSE believes in building relationships. We understand the importance of maintaining working partnerships and want to cultivate relationships with employers. To establish a connection with us for the purposes of finding an intern, consider some of the suggestions below and/or contact Leah Hughes at 864-656-2478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in having an intern, please email email@example.com to request the link and password information for posting positions.
"Clemson cares very much about the preparedness of their students, and they invest in the employer relationships that are key to giving their students the best opportunities possible."
– Kelley Stovall, Chief Recruitment Officer, Northwestern Mutual
"Clemson’s Office of Student Enrichment understood the type of student we needed and gave us the chance to select from a strong pool of candidates. We were impressed with the process and we are excited about the person we hired."
– Jim Hendrix, President/Co-Owner, The Graphic Cow Co.
We want to ensure our students are not only getting the best internship experiences, but are also being fairly compensated for their work. When hiring an intern, please consider the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standard Act to determine whether an intern should be paid. Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act, authored by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is a useful resource to determine if your organization is passing the test for unpaid interns.
Additional information regarding paid internships can be found on the Intern Bridge Unpaid Internship Resource Center website and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website.