Step-by-Step Guide to Starting an Internship Program

1. Determine Your Needs
Your internship positions may need students with specific GPA requirements, be in a 2-year degree program or 4-year degree program, specific majors, certain degrees, etc. Before you begin the application process it is important for you to think about what your needs are. If you are not completely sure of what your needs are, you can contact the Cooperative Education Office of Valdosta State University or Wiregrass Georgia Technical College for further assistance.

2. Create a Detailed Job Description
When you create a job description for the internship position you are offering, keep in mind your expectations for the student and the program. Some jobs may require a full-time commitment, while other positions may only be part-time. This is the time for you to list what you really want to get out of the experience. Click here to view a sample Intern Job Description.

3. Fill out the Necessary Forms
Once you know what to expect from the internship, you are ready to begin filling out the necessary forms. Be sure to include your contact information so that the internship coordinators are able to contact you if they have any questions or prospects. The form below will be sent to Valdosta State University's Cooperative Education Office and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Business Education and Computer Information Systems Department. A representative will contact you and finalize any information that is required and get you into their internship database. This form is designed to allow you to recruit interns from both educational institutions without having to complete forms multiple times.

Click herefor a list of VSU and Wiregrass departments that currently offer internships. Finding interns through the college's and universities' individual departments is another great way to find available talent in the Metro Valdosta area. This list does not cover every department but should be considered a guide. For more information contact the individual colleges and universities.