ABLE For Employers
How do I evaluate student interns?
As an intern employer you will be
asked to mentor and manage your intern. As part of
managing your intern you will be asked to:
- Provide a meaningful, practical
experience that utilizes the student's education.
- Provide sufficient supervision
and make assignments appropriate to student's
- Evaluate student's performance half way
through the internship. The ABLE office
staff will email you a mid-semester performance
appraisal to complete. You should also
share this appraisal with your student intern to
provide feedback and to give your intern a
chance to learn and self-correct prior to the
end of the internship.
- Evaluate student intern's
performance at the end of the internship. This
performance appraisal will count toward the
student's grade. The ABLE office staff will
email you the final performance appraisal form at
the end of the semester. You should also share
this appraisal with your student intern to help the
student understand his/her strengths and weakness,
and summarize the value of the internship.
Performance Standards (Student
The ABLE Program has
developed and implemented five standards of quality that represent professional aspects of business performance; Professional Work Ethic,
Professional Demeanor, Communication, Problem Solving, and Core Business
To receive academic credit for
an internship, students must have a performance evaluation, which includes these
five standards, completed by their work site supervisor. This performance
appraisal is a part of the students final grade and should be shared with
students to help them learn more effectively.
Below are the five standards identified and their associated behaviors.
Standard: Professional Work Ethic -
Exhibits a strong understanding of the value of work and
fairness, balancing personal and professional life, integrity.
- Engagement on the job
- Efficiency in your work
- Professional ethics
Standard: Professional Demeanor -
demonstrates respect, responsiveness, and professionalism with colleagues,
subordinates, and supervisors from all backgrounds and levels.
- Professional Dress
- Professional Attitude
Standard: Communication - Ensures key issues are addressed and important information is
shared quickly and effectively
- Listening skills
- Writing skills
- Verbal interactions
- Electronic communication
- Technology usage
Standard: Problem Solving -
Demonstrates critical thinking and ability to generate feasible
solutions to business problems
- Identifying the problem
- Gathering information
- Analyzing information
- Recommending solutions
Standard: Core Business Knowledge –
Demonstrates knowledge of core business concepts in the functional areas of
- Understand the
the revenue source
the role of the intern (human contribution)
- Organizational understanding
If you have any questions about student
performance standards or questions about how to evaluate your student intern,
please contact the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator.