Work with employers to develop internship and entry-level opportunities
Assist in developing job postings that are accurate and attractive
Market opportunities on more than 100 college campuses, focusing on the Berkshire and New England regions
Present an average of thirteen applications per opportunity to employers
Facilitate screening, interviewing and hiring, as necessary
Support onboarding as necessary
Host a two-day orientation (early June) for all interns and new hires, emphasizing professionalism, workplace culture, workplace communication, and collaboration
Provide a number of social opportunities for interns and new hires during the summer months
Perform regular quality assessment to ensure positive user experiences for employers and employees alike
Facilitate transition from internships to full-time permanent positions whenever possible
Students We Attract:
An average of 13 students apply for each of the opportunities we offer. One third of these students are from Berkshire County home towns, the rest are predominantly from New England, however we also receive applications from students throughout the US. Most internship applications are from students in their second and third year of college, however we also accept applications from first-year, fourth-year, and masters-level students. Berkshire Entry only accepts applications from students who have recently or will soon graduate from college. About 20% of the students we place identify as “non-caucasian”. About 15% identify as “first generation students”. Gender distribution of students who apply is unbiased.
Should your company host a college student for a summer internship?
Great reasons to host a summer intern:
Help with mission-central projects that your team struggles to get to
Get to know prospective Full-Time Employees
Provide a great on-the-job learning experience for a young person
Not great reasons to host a summer intern:
To do jobs that no one else in the company wants to do
Because otherwise your nephew will spend the summer playing computer games in his family’s basement
Other things to consider:
Can your company afford to pay an intern about $500 per week for ten weeks?
Do you have a staff member who has the time and motivation to supervise an intern?