Well relax, it is not always about the money and interns know for a fact that they won't be able to make a whole lot of money from internships.
So here are a few things you can do to get the best out of them.
1. Be nice- the fashion industry is typically not the most polite place to be at. So your interns are likely to arrive, expecting to be treated badly. So when you are nice, it creates an instant favorable impression and you can get them to do things for you with ease.
2. Be the mentor- take charge and express your role as the mentor strongly. Teach them about the fashion industry and offer them insight which they wouldn't have got through following fashion blogs and mags.
3. Involve them in projects- even if it is something small, explain the importance of doing that task right. Talk to them constantly.
4. Offer them feedback and experience on paper- It would be a good idea to offer them an internship certificate with their performance detailed. If they are good you can also offer them referrals. This would be a great addition to their resume and will definitely come in handy when they are looking for jobs.
Follow these and you should be good to go. Word will also spread fast that your company is a good place to intern at if you take care of your interns well.
Answered 7 months ago by Sarah Johs
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