NEOintern Employer Resources

Internships in Northeast Ohio

Perceptions and experiences among students and employers

NOCHE commissioned ERC (Employers Resource Council) to update and expand upon a 2009 market research study focused on student perceptions of internships.  In this version, employers and students both shared experiences via surveys and focus groups to examine the perceptions and experiences
regarding internships in Northeast Ohio.
For the executive summary of this report, click here
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2014 ERC/NOCHE Intern & Recent Grad Pay Rates and Practices Survey

Recognizing that interns and new graduates are critical to developing a pipeline of talent for ERC/NOCHE 2014 Survey CoverNortheast Ohio, ERC and NOCHE have once again collaborated to gather information from local employers about their intern and recent graduate employment practices. More than 130 Northeast Ohio companies and organizations completed the survey between February 18 and March 21, 2014. Internship practices data are reported by organizational size and industry; internship pay rate data is reported for nine positions and broken out by non-manufacturing and manufacturing industries. Recent graduate starting salaries are reported for 17 types of college degrees.

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Maximize Your ROI: Return on Intern

Having enough internships and helping students to complete them is not enough. The internships must be high quality and provide students with an experience that is positive. This handbook is an effort to help Northeast Ohio employers develop internship programs that will successfully fill their talent pipeline and drive retention of students in the region. It is a handbook, one that can be pulled out time and again to help you as you continually improve your internship program. An internship program is not something you create once and assume it will work into perpetuity. An internship requires – like any program that involves people – constant adjustment and development. Your program can always be better, and we hope you continue to work on it, using this handbook and corresponding workbook as guides.

Order a copy of the handbook and workbook for your organization.

Hiring International Student Interns

NOCHE and Global Cleveland produced a free online webinar featuring Margaret Wong from Margaret Wong & Associates, George Burke from Cleveland State University and David Fleshler from Case Western Reserve University with advice on simplifying the process of hiring international student interns.



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