Make an Impact with your Intern Program – Integrate CSR Teambuilding to Showcase Your Values 

When planning your intern programs, it’s important to integrate activities that not only introduce interns to the organization’s operations and core business, but also demonstrate your company values and commitment to the communities where their employees and customers work and live. Incorporating a fun and engaging CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)-focused teambuilding activity can be the highlight of your interns’ time with your company. 

Why Choose CSR teambuilding? 

  • Promotes Collaboration and Teamwork: CSR initiatives often require collective effort, fostering collaboration and teamwork among interns. These activities lay the groundwork for cohesive and supportive teams.
  • Demonstrates Values in Action: Engaging interns in CSR projects showcases how the organization views the importance of corporate citizenship in business practices. These programs provide interns with a firsthand experience of the company’s commitment to social impact.
  • Enhances Engagement and Relationship Building:  Many intern activities focus on desk work and meetings, so incorporating an active and engaging give back activity allows the group to gather and interact with one another, a key to driving increased engagement. 
  • Leaves a Lasting Impact: Engaging in CSR activities leaves a lasting impression on interns, instilling a sense of responsibility and empathy that extends far beyond the summer internship. By the end of the summer, interns will have learned all about the business, but also the value of being a good corporate citizen.

Some of our most popular programs for Intern Programs include:

Go Green RacingBuild and race solar cars while assembling kits for STEM programs

Shine a LightAssemble solar lights to give to children in developing countries

Computer 4 KidsTeach kids coding by assembling computers for a STEM program

Comfort BuddiesAssemble stuffed animals to give to children going through challenging times

Don’t have time or budget for a facilitated event for your interns? We also offer Impact Kits for a DIY experience. 

By intertwining CSR teambuilding activities with the core elements of an intern program, you can create an impactful experience that not only equips interns with essential skills and information but also instills a sense of purpose and connection with the team and organization.


Beyond CSR Teambuilding – A Checklist for Successful Intern Programs 

Designing a comprehensive intern program involves several key components to ensure a successful and rewarding experience for both interns and the organization. 

  1. Clear Objectives and Expectations:
    • Define the specific goals and objectives of the intern program.
    • Clearly outline expectations for interns regarding their roles, responsibilities, and performance standards.
  2. Structured Onboarding Process:
    • Develop an onboarding plan to introduce interns to the company culture, policies, procedures, and team dynamics.
    • Provide necessary resources, such as employee handbooks, training materials, and access to relevant tools and systems.
  3. Assigned Mentor or Supervisor:
    • Designate a mentor or supervisor to guide interns throughout their internship.
    • Ensure mentors/supervisors are experienced, knowledgeable, and available to provide support, feedback, and mentorship.
  4. Meaningful Projects and Assignments:
    • Offer interns opportunities to work on real projects or assignments that align with their interests, skills, and career goals.
    • Ensure projects provide learning experiences and contribute to the organization’s objectives.
  5. Regular Feedback and Evaluation:
    • Establish a system for providing ongoing feedback and performance evaluations to interns.
    • Schedule regular check-ins to discuss progress, address concerns, and provide guidance for improvement.
  6. Professional Development Opportunities:
    • Provide access to workshops, training sessions, and networking events to enhance interns’ skills and knowledge.
    • Encourage participation in company-sponsored events and activities.
  7. Networking Opportunities:
    • Facilitate opportunities for interns to connect with professionals within the organization and industry.
    • Organize networking events, informational interviews, and shadowing opportunities.
  8. Exposure to Different Departments/Functions:
    • Allow interns to gain exposure to various departments and functions within the organization.
    • Encourage job shadowing or rotational assignments to broaden interns’ understanding of different roles and responsibilities.
  9. Performance Recognition and Rewards:
    • Recognize interns’ contributions and achievements through awards, certificates, or appreciation events.
    • Consider offering incentives or rewards for outstanding performance or significant accomplishments.
  10. Exit Interviews and Future Opportunities:
    • Conduct exit interviews to gather feedback from interns about their internship experience.
    • Provide guidance on potential future opportunities within the organization or elsewhere based on interns’ career aspirations and performance.
  11. Legal and Administrative Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant labor laws, regulations, and company policies regarding internships.
    • Address administrative requirements, such as paperwork, contracts, and payroll, in a timely manner.

By incorporating these components into your intern program, you can create a structured and rewarding experience that benefits both interns and your organization.

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