Internships and the state government human resources crisis
State governments face massive retirements over the next few years. Since internships have been a significant source of bright new blood, we examine what all fifty states are doing with internships. Some exemplary programs were found, but the typical state intern program serves only a few unpaid students, supervisors receive no special training, and no tracking is done to see whether interns stay in state service or what their contributions are. While many states blame stringencies, the budgets involved are comparatively modest and potential benefits significant. We propose an action agenda for state governments and the public administration community.
International Journal of Public Administration
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Donovan, Craig P. and Garnett, James L., "Internships and the state government human resources crisis" (2006). Kean Publications. 2572.