What is PINC?
PINC International is a unique female-only internship and immersion program. PINC believes that empowering and educating young women is the key to build confident, inspiring, and innovative entrepreneurial-minded women of the future and we are looking for interns who fit this profile. This program is geared to build each PINC intern’s global networking base and to make connections that are crucial before and while entering the workforce. The work-based cultural exchange will be focused on professional and personal growth for young females in business. We invite your company to join our network of prestigious companies that provide meaningful internship opportunities to our female students.
What PINC Internship offers:
A unique internship program that meets the needs of our host companies and interns. With a focus on understanding international skill sets that employers seek today. Our summer internships are:
- Full-time positions
- Monday – Thursday
- 6 weeks long
- June 4, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Who is a PINC Intern?
PINC’s interns are intelligent and motivated women who are seeking experience in an international context. Our interns have varied, unique skill sets and therefore seek opportunities in various professional fields. We seek companies in numerous industries in need of office support, innovative thinking and enthusiastic staff. Examples of industries where we place interns include the following:
- Journalism, communications, public relations
- Business: finance, sales, marketing, administration
- Hospitality, tourism
- Information technology, web, computing, architecture/design
- International relations, non-profit organizations, government, law
- Social Services, health
- Art, museums, fashion, cinema/film
Host Company’s Responsibilities
- Create a meaningful internship experience:
PINC interns are smart and motivated female students eager to share and broaden their skill set with your company. Our interns want to learn and contribute to your company’s projects, on-going tasks, and future potential. It is the responsibility of the host company to treat its interns as contributing members of the staff and as students eager to learn from the experts in your office. The following is a list of recommendations on how your company can make an international internship experience meaningful:
- Integrate your interns into the business environment.
- Introduce them to team members formally
- Invite them to meetings, presentations, training when appropriate
- Include them on team lunches, happy hours and social activities
- Support cultural exchange
- Arrange language exchanges between the intern and your staff.
- Provided recommendations of places that locals visit, eat, drink, etc.
- For more ideas on how to create exchange opportunities with your interns, please contact PINC Internships.
- Provide job description:
PINC will require a detailed job description and application requirements from your company for each placement. The description of the responsibilities and qualification requirements of the internship will guide our recruitment of interns that meet your needs.
- Internship Supervisor:
It is extremely important to the student and PINC that the company assigns a specific supervisor to its intern(s). The internships supervisor will serve as a manager, coach, and supervisor to the intern. The internship supervisor will also be in direct contact with PINC if any problems should arise between the intern and host company.
- Company Orientation:
The host company should conduct an orientation for the intern(s) on their first day at the office. It is essential to the success of the interns that they feel comfortable in the new work environment and amongst their collogues from the very beginning.
- Post-Internship Evaluation
PINC’s relationship with its partner companies is a priority. We want to ensure that hosting an intern is a positive and productive experience for the intern and your company, and we hope to continue our relationship with you in the future. Feedback to the intern is extremely important and will ask that you provided a final appraisal providing feedback, suggestions, and advice. In addition, PINC will send over an evaluation of the experience overall with having a PINC intern. Feedback about how either our interns or PINC’s services can improve is essential to the quality of our programs as well as our relationships with our partner companies.