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Food for Thought: Designing Your Internship Program

  • April 30, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Boy Scouts Fargo Center - 4200 19th Ave S, Fargo ND
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  • Members & Student Members Only

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Designing Your Internship Program

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Boy Scouts Fargo Center
4200 19th Avenue South, Fargo, ND

This is a members-only event and is free of charge.  Space is limited.  Registration will close when capacity is reached. 


Program Summary

Workforce shortages issues have created an increased emphasis on workforce development strategies.  Employers need to explore all means/methods to recruit and develop the talent needed to grow their business. Thousand of post-secondary students attend our community colleges and universities.  This presentation is designed to highlight the importance of creating & expanding internship opportunities with the university and community college partners as an overall recruitment/retention strategy. Hear from our local colleges on how to connect with their programs and students who will speak about their internship expectations and experiences. Receive resources that will assist you with starting your own internship program.



  1. Learn from university and community colleges about ways you can connect with their students. Highlight how easy it is to connect by showing the steps involved.
  2. Listen to employers who have hosted interns and find out how it’s helping them fill positions with the best and brightest.
  3. Hear from students on their internship experience.  Gather great tips from students on how best to connect and market internships or work experience opportunity.


Cindy Boe is the Career Services Director at Minnesota State Community & Technical College in northwest Minnesota. Cindy has a Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs and 10 years of experience in the career services and human resources fields.

Loren Haagenson has been the Human Resource Instructor and Program Advisor at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead MN for the past 14 years. Along with his teaching experience he also has 10 years of human resource management and supervisory leadership experience. Loren maintains his Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and (SHRM-SCP) certification.

Jennifer Dahl is the Youth Office/Operation Intern Coordinator at the ND Department of Commerce. She works to promote North Dakota’s workforce and education opportunities to high school students. She also partners with Job Service in promoting internships. She received her Bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Minot State University.

Sara Van de Streek serves as the Internship Coordinator for the NDSU Career Center. She works with students, employers and faculty to promote the internship program. She has worked at NDSU since 2007 and is a graduate of NDSU with Mass and Speech Communication degrees.

As director of the NDSU Career Center since 1998, Jill Wilkey has experience working with myriad employers and students who have experienced internships. Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from NDSU and has over 30 years of experience in student affairs in higher education, specifically in career development and job search techniques.

Brenda Cornell is a Business Services Consultant at Job Service North Dakota for seven years. She works to bring employers and job seekers together. She holds a BS in Business Management form Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Tina Amerman joined Bobcat Company/Doosan in 2004 as a recruiting & staffing specialist.  In her current role as Director of Human Resources, she is responsible for providing human resources to over 500 employees across multiple locations in the US, Canada and Australia based out of West Fargo, ND.   She is responsible for providing HR functional leadership and direction for all non-operations functions in the areas of Organizational Design, Talent Management, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Training and Recruitment  She is credited for developing an internship program which boasts over 100 students and serves as a critical talent pipeline for the entire company. 

Tina graduated from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND with a Masters in Management with an emphasis in HR and BS in Business Administration. 

Re-certification Credit

Approved for 1.0 HR (General) credit / 1.0 SHRM credit. 


Breakfast will be provided. 


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