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Internships create talent pipeline for associations, industry

The key to success is giving interns meaningful work that benefits them and the group, alongside adequate financial compensation

Interns at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers doing a community service project at Ronald McDonald House in 2018.

April 26, 2019
By Martin Berman-Gorvine

Some associations are successfully targeting and vetting future employees before they enter the workforce, through robust internship programs that prove mutually beneficial to the participants and the organizations.

At the Corn Refiners Association, three current staffers were once interns, out of a total of 23 people who have passed through the program since it began in 2015, said CEO John Bode.