Hiring a Student for a Summer Internship

Providing a summer internship for a college student who is working toward a degree in your company’s industry might be a win-win situation for both your business and the student. You may want to check with your business insurance Florida agent to find out about any additional coverage you may need in order to allow a college intern to come to work at your company.

Internships provide students with a chance to apply what they have learned in class to a real-world experience in a live work environment. Employers may see interns as presenting an opportunity to train students in their company operations, observe the work they are able to produce and identify potential employees.

It is possible to work out an arrangement with a college or university in which the internship satisfies part of the student’s curriculum requirements. The internship experience may be required for college credits or for graduation. Other arrangements may involve oversight by a professor but no actual college credit requirements.

Typically the work performed in the course of the internship should be related to the student’s course of study. Internships may be paid or unpaid. Either way, it would be wise to ensure you have the appropriate coverage in place. Feel free to speak to us about arranging workers’ compensation coverage or general business insurance in Florida.*