Highly effective mentoring combines professional guidance and content knowledge with genuine feedback and flexibility. 


  • Is available to the student intern on a regular basis, to provide stability, guidance and feedback
  • Provides functional expertise from a teaching perspective
  • Understands the internship may be the student’s first professional experience
  • Advises the intern on corporate culture and behavioral expectations
  • Acts as a role model and demonstrates consistent professional behavior
  • Includes the intern in professional development and networking opportunities
  • Creates fun, welcoming spaces for team building and camaraderie


  • Has planned proper on-boarding (work space, orientation/training, introductions)
  • Is willing to adjust the intern's schedule during high-stress periods (academic commitments), if requested
  • Contacts our staff immediately should any extraordinary circumstances develop
  • Conducts an exit interview and completes our evaluation form at end of internship