Interns are great! We used them for the following:
- setting up people's Jive connectors
- pruning groups
- "boots on the ground" going out and doing trainings/conducting user research
- creating spaces/images, managing content etc.
We started with an undergrad program, but we're changing it up to graduate students this year.
It's great to get kids who have graphic design, web development experience.
but they definitely need structure around what to do and when.
Ours helped create our gamification/mission development process and kick off our advocate program.
Thanks for the responses!
However, I was more so thinking about how I could partner with HR and my company's Corporate Internship Program. These interns are assigned engineering, supply chain, IT, or Finance projects (depending on their major), so they wouldn't be hired into my team and assigned a project specific to Jive.
Hi Kate! I haven't worked with interns to create content, but your description reminded me of this random blog post I saw a while back. Maybe you could give the interns a blog assignment? Such as:
- What department did you join?
- What did you learn about the work that department does / What did you do there?
- What surprised you?
HR wanted to run the whole intern program on Jive, but our whole firm wasn't on yet. Interns were disappointed! They would have posted onboarding materials, schedules, any of the info they would have emailed. And then the group would have shared about what they were doing formally and informally.