Not all internship programs are created equal. As the leading, nationally recognized certification body for internships in the United States, we aim to change that by modernizing and standardizing internship programs.

WHY CERTIFICATION?

Certified internship programs:

  • Give employers a competitive edge in recruiting
  • Provide interns with a marketable advantage when seeking employment

BLUEPRINT FOR INTERNSHIP SUCCESS

Our certification is based on our Blueprint for Internship Success — a “best practices” management methodology, culled from a number of highly successful internship programs, nearly 30 years of first-hand experience and guidance from some of the most elite experts in work-based learning. It represents many hundreds of hours of research, development and peer review substantiation.

PUTTING PRACTICES INTO ACTION

Our Blueprint for Internship Success is the most advanced model ever developed to help employer “host sites” structure, manage and improve internship programs for maximum productivity and value — while assuring internship quality through sustainable improvement and intern development.

Illustrated in the pyramid above, the Blueprint for Internship Success is made up of nine core building blocks, each containing four parts. Together, these 45 advanced practices provide a step-by-step approach for employers and intern supervisors to attain the highest level of program and student performance powered by continuous improvement.

ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS

We provide employers with all the right tools to easily implement the Blueprint for Internship Success. Our multimedia approach provides clear direction for supervisors, mentors and interns, while our TrainingCorps professionals provide hands-on, collaborative support to make every internship matter.