Episode #751
How to Hire Marketing Interns
August 21, 2018

In episode #751, Eric and Neil discuss how to properly hire interns. Tune in to hear tips on making the most of internships.

TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

  • [00:27] Today’s Topic: How to Hire Marketing Interns
  • [00:45] Interns are awesome because they aren’t jaded and are basically blank slates.
  • [00:55] They are often quick learners and you can train them to have a future in your company.
  • [01:35] Eric had an intern that didn’t have a college degree, but he is one of their best employees now.
  • [01:55] You never know where good talent will come from.
  • [02:05] One intern earned his spot at Singlegrain by writing an 800-word blog post about what he would do to improve the site.
  • [02:18] Eric pays his interns.
  • [02:25] AngelList has been a great resource for finding interns.
  • [02:36] Neil goes to colleges directly.
  • [02:48] The schools help with recruiting.
  • [03:10] As your potential interns what they are looking for in a career.
  • [03:25] Don’t make false promises.
  • [03:45] Don’t string interns along with the hopes of getting a full-time job, if that won’t be an option.
  • [04:40] Sometimes, Eric teaches at USC, which gives him a great opportunity to find interns.
  • [05:05] Ask your interns to do an assignment, like a video to show off their skills.
  • [05:40] Make the internship mutually beneficial, so the interns get as much out of their position as you do.
  • [05:58] That’s all for today!
  • [06:02] If you could take two minutes out of your day, we are trying to improve the listening experience for you, so go to Singlegrain.com/survey and help us gain some insight into what matters to our listeners.

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