Have been approached several times over the last few months by people students about internships.
Do any of you have interns? Is it worth considering? I really could use the help between now and Christmas, but just don't know about it?
Also, should it be paid, unpaid or commission based? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
I dont know if I'm in the same boat as you are.
I work from home...and whenever Iget a massive order I know i cant handle on my own, I have a few highschool/college students looking to make some extra pocket money come in and help me. I tell them its going to be a totally random thing, not to count on me for something steady, but I might call every now and then and they get some pocket money. It really helps when i have orders for high quantity time consuming orders. They usually box and package for me, tie bows, cut labels, help with whatever I need them to. I know there is NO WAY I'd be able to do those big wedding orders without them.
if tey are in culinary school, they are required to do externships. The culinary school coordinator that previously contacted me said they had to do 40 hours, unpaid. I'm sure this varies by school....but that was the grad requirement from that particular one.
I just had a culinary student come in last week. She offered her services to get her acedemic credits. She said no pay was necessary but appreciated. She has to work around her schedule and she works in a neighboring town but I will be willing to give it a try if the right situation presents itself. Who knows, I may learn something myself. Pam from Bama