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As the summer starts to wind down and the back-to-school season approaches, interns everywhere are ending their summer jobs and heading back to their colleges and universities. With everything starting to wrap up, it’s a good opportunity to get feedback from your interns to make your internship program better and more effective for your organization and the interns involved. Although all internships are full of learning experiences, there are always places for improvement.
An important thing to remember when having interns is that just because you have more employees, doesn’t necessarily mean there will be more work for them. Having interns can be great for your company - you finally have people that can assist your employees on all of the projects and tasks they just can’t seem to finish, no matter how hard they work on them. However, in my experience, internships are full of waiting around for work to do because the members of my team did not always have work for me to assist them with.
To combat this downtime for your interns, have them create videos. Having your interns create videos for your company is a great way to fill their time and keep them busy. Chances are, your interns are teens or in their early twenties, and a skill that many young people possess is videography. A lot of companies don’t have full-time employees solely dedicated to creating video content, so give your interns that task.
While Gen-X and Millennials had to create elaborate posters for their school science and history projects, Gen-Z was creating elaborate videos. I bet that every single one of your interns has had to create a video for some sort of class or club in high school or college and we all have a basic knowledge of video creation. I spent my childhood wanting to be a pop star and I would film and edit music videos of myself performing my favorite songs. I can say that I wasn’t the only one doing this, so put your interns’ video knowledge to use.
Another benefit of having your Gen-Z interns create these videos is that they can appeal to other members of Gen-Z. Since they are creating these videos and deciding what to film and put in the videos, they are appealing to a more Gen-Z focused audience, and we all know that members of Gen-Z love job videos.
The best part about it is that your interns won’t even feel like they’re doing work. I can tell you that I would 100% rather create and film a video than fill out spreadsheets or make copies.
It’s a win-win situation: your interns get to have fun creating cool video content and you get a video to use for your company websites, job sites, and social media pages. To learn more about creating intern job videos, check out How to Create an Intern Job Video.
Guest Gen Z Blogger | Cameron Sackett
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