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Nathan Parcells

Nathan Parcells is co-founder and CMO of InternMatch, an online platform connecting the best intern candidates and employers. Connect with Nathan and InternMatch on Twitter, on <LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

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How to Recruit and Hire International Interns

by Jul 4, 2013, 6:22 am ET

suny global engagementWhen it comes to recruiting and hiring interns, the best candidates aren’t always located within a 25-mile radius — or even the United States. Sometimes the candidates with the most experience and fit for your company culture are located across the globe.

In a recent InternMatch survey, 56 percent of companies reported they don’t hire international interns. The initial challenge of expanding their intern recruiting and hiring to other countries may be what’s turning them away. But with only 10 percent of companies sharing that they feel their internship programs are highly diverse, taking on international interns could be hugely beneficial for increasing diversity and global perspective for your company.

Consider adding international interns to your internship program roster. It’s worth the work. Here are a few of the benefits and challenges of hiring international interns: keep reading…