Internships: A Win-Win for Employers, Students, and Academic Institutions

March 19, 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held a breakfast meeting on March 19th moderated by Fed First Vice President Kenneth Montgomery that was designed to bring together businesses, government and academic institutions to collaborate on internships, as well as to support employers, especially those not currently offering internships, in developing a program and finding quality interns.

Governor Patrick and Chamber President Paul Guzzi kicked off the program with a discussion of the importance of retaining talent in the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth’s efforts to retain talent, and the ongoing collaboration between the State, the Chamber and business groups.

Yolanda Kodrzycki, Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center, presented findings regarding regional labor market challenges pdf and how internships can help employers retain students from colleges in the region.

Maribeth Nash, Senior Vice President at State Street, and Anne Bailey Berman, President and CEO of Chadwick Martin Bailey, discussed how both large and small employers can establish and manage internship programs and how internships benefit organizations.

Helen Drinan, President of Simmons College, described what students seek in their internships, and how academic institutions connect with employers.

Janet Sun, Vice President of Marketing at Experience, concluded the session with information on several on-line tools pdf for connecting students with internships in New England.


7:30 am    Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

Opening Remarks

  • Kenneth Montgomery
    First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Deval Patrick
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Paul Guzzi
    Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Addressing Regional Labor Market Challenges:  The Role of Internships pdf

  • Yolanda Kodrzycki
    Vice President and Director, New England Public Policy Center
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Ingredients for a Successful Internship Program

  • Maribeth Nash
    Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer
    State Street
  • Anne Bailey Berman
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Chadwick Martin Bailey
  • Helen Drinan
    Simmons College

Finding Interns and Collaboration pdf

  • Janet Sun
    Vice President of Marketing

Closing Remarks

  • Kenneth Montgomery
    First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
10:00 Adjournment


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