Employer Resources

Internship Surveys, Reports, and Information

2019 ERC/NOCHE Intern & Recent Graduate Pay Rates and Practices Survey

Recognizing that interns and new graduates are critical to developing a pipeline of talent for Northeast Ohio, ERC and NOCHE have collaborated for the eleventh year to gather ERC/NOCHE 2019 Surveyinformation from local employers about their intern and recent graduate employment and compensation practices. The survey was conducted between February 19 and March 22, 2019. The survey reports important trends in employment practices, recruiting & hiring, internship program structure, performance evaluation, intern pay rates, and more!

Download the 2019 key findings or the 2019 full report. Questions? Contact bdavissmith@noche.org.

The ERC/NOCHE 2018 Intern & Recent Graduate Pay Rates & Practices Survey is still available HERE.


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.  To download the full report, click here


Liberal Arts Degree Perceptions & Hiring Practices in Northeast Ohio

NOCHE commissioned ERC (Employers Resource Council) to conduct this survey in 2015. Download Key Findings or Full Report below.

A number of participating employers shared a common misperception that liberal arts degrees lack specificity and fail to prepare students with skills that are needed in the workforce. At the same time, we know that many employers cite a lack of “soft-skills” to be a critical talent management issue (AAC&U, 2013; Chegg, 2013; ManpowerGroup, 2013). Interestingly, based on our findings, the highly desired “soft skills” such as problem solving, communication, analytical, and creative skills are exactly those that are perceived to be fostered in liberal arts programs. Institutions of higher education can play a major role in endorsing and promoting that these in-demand skills are a key component of a liberal arts education.
This data suggests that while a majority of employers are not currently targeting liberal arts candidates during their recruitment process, they continue to seek the types of skills that liberal arts students possess. This is a strong indication that there is a need to bridge the gap between the misperception and the reality regarding the skillset that liberal arts students acquire.
Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to resolve this paradox and should seize the opportunity to market and promote the characteristics and skills of their liberal arts students in a more strategic way.
For the KEY FINDINGS of this report, click here.  To download the FULL REPORTclick here

U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Updated January 2018)

This fact sheet provides general information to help employers determin whether interns and students working at FORPROFIT employers are entitled to at least minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Internship Program "Quick Start" Guide for Employers

NOCHE's "Internship Best Practices - In Brief"

A formal internship program is the best incubator of talent for the future workforce and a key retention strategy that will also help employers to gain a competitive recruiting edge. THIS GUIDE will help you to get started.

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Questions about employer resources? bdavissmith@noche.org


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