Global Aid Direct internship program introduces the student to the transition from college to work and helps facilitate that transition.
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Our Internships Benefits All Parties
Our Internship program benefits all parties involved with the experience: The Interns, the Institution, and Global Aid Direct.
Global Aid Direct Internship Program provides students of global development, and other related fields with valuable opportunities to gain international work experience. The program seeks to assist in the development of high potential, future leaders in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance through short-term, practical learning experiences. In addition to networking opportunities, interns are also afforded participation in a series of professional development trainings offered through Global Aid Direct. The program focuses on approaches that provide optimal skill development and learning. Therefore, the internship program has adopted a management and leadership curricula that focuses on three learning strategies (1) On the job training assignments; (2) Coaching; and (3) support by formal training.
How Interns Benefit
- Gain exposure to real-world problems and issues that perhaps are not found in textbooks.
- Cultivate work habits, social instincts, adaptability, and creativity in a dynamic world.
- Increase marketability to other employers. On average, 15% of our interns have job offers before graduation.
- Evaluate specific companies or specific careers prior to committing with full-time employment; gain a “try before you buy” type experience.
- Ease transition from being a student to beginning a career.
- Increase opportunities for faster advancement and growth within a company.
- Increase self-confidence in a professional environment while developing an expanded network of associates and professionals.
- Have resume-building experiences while applying academic concepts and principles.
- Provide opportunities through example and lifestyle in many areas.
- Offer personal growth experiences and exposure to different career opportunities.
- Supply hands-on opportunities to work with equipment and technology that may not be available on campus.
How Global Aid Direct Benefits
- Create the opportunity to recruit future employees, as interns have had the chance to prove themselves as employees.
- Save money since an intern receives less to no pay and fewer to no benefits than a full-time employee.
- Provide fresh, enthusiastic, and productive employees.
- Use flexible, cost-effective employees without long-term commitments.
- Free up professional staff to pursue more creative projects.
- Offer a year-round source of highly motivated professionals.
- Garner quality candidates for temporary or seasonal positions and short-term projects.
- Bring new and innovative ideas to an Global Aid Direct.
- Have a cost-effective way to recruit and screen potential employees without obligation to hire.
- Allow greater productivity during business cycles.
- Present an excellent way to find new, energetic, and skilled employees who bring latest industry knowledge fresh from lectures and other campus resources.
- Bridge the gap between academics and professional settings through input in the education process of future professionals.
- Convert student interns seamlessly to full-time employees who can be immediately productive.
- Strengthen the bond with Global Aid Direct and projects a favorable image in the community.
- Allow the Global Aid Direct the opportunity to have an impact on molding the lives of students
How Institutions and Universities Benefits
- Validate the institution’s curriculum in a professional environment.
- Improve post-graduation statistics for the institution.
- Provide learning experiences that supplement case studies and lectures.
- Advance curriculum to keep pace and lead in the practical arena.
- Connect faculty to current trends within their professional field.
- Create more competitive and employable graduates.
- Increase program credibility and student excellence.
- Strengthen ties with alumni in professional fields.
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