Gowalla Developers on hiring an intern, debunking some myths about internship.
Interns take a lot of time and energy, but they can be incredibly rewarding to you and your company. If you want to hire one, make sure they have a dedicated mentor, someone who can and should regularly ask: “Do you have enough to do?”, “Is there anything you need?”, “What are you working on?” — and simply, “Are you happy?”. The mentor should have informal meetings with the intern on a regular basis — at least once a week, but perhaps as often as once a day.
So true. And some companies seeking interns indeed fail to see this, as I’ve come to known the past few years as a lecturer ICT.