Internship Corner – Recruiting Trends 2019-20 Report

Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) recently put out it’s annual Recruiting Trends report for the 2019-2020 academic year. Here are a few highlights about internship and co-op recruitment from a survey of over 2,800 employers.

“Focusing on respondents who have assignments for interns and co-ops, 93 percent indicate they are or are likely to have positions available for interns or co-ops this year.  While 57 percent plan to hire the same number of interns as last year, 38 percent will increase their intern hiring. Only 5 percent will lower the number of intern positions. Employers will be seeking intern/co-op candidates from all academic backgrounds.”

“Paid internships are the norm this year with 70 percent of respondents indicating all their internships are paid.  Another 15 percent offer both paid and unpaid internships depending on the assignment.  The final 15 percent offer only unpaid experiences. Unpaid experiences appear mostly in Education, Health Care, Non-profits and Government.”

You can read the Executive Summary and the Full Report on the CERI website here: http://www.ceri.msu.edu/