It is essential for healthcare facilities to have a plan in place to decrease the effect of staffing shortages. Having adequate staffing improves overall patient care, increases patient satisfaction, and reduces staff burnout. Interns can provide valuable staffing support to existing employees.

The internship is an opportunity to see the interns’ skills and potential. During this time, companies can select and nurture talent while increasing their staff retention rate. Many interns are offered employment after the internship has ended.

An internship allows the company to also have an outside perspective on company processes or trends. Internships create a learning space for the intern to question the process and bring fresh, new, and innovative ideas to a company and “the way we’ve always done it."

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