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We are in the process of looking to bring an intern on board. For the record, it's a paid part-time programming internship and we would like them to be local.

We always struggle on where to look for a good intern, someone who is passionate about programming, likes to be challenged, has a good (their young, so it doesn't need to great ... not yet at least) work ethic, and doesn't mind doing some low-level tasks.

We've had some luck at some of the local high schools, and not much at the local colleges.

  • I'm curious as to where others are finding interns?
  • How do you determine the good ones?
  • What are you doing to make sure that they are setup for success within your organization?

There has got to be a better way.


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Note there's a similar discussion here –  ColinYounger Sep 15 '08 at 15:00
if you want to find someone from a college, it may be a good idea to proofread your job posting –  user44511 Jan 21 '09 at 4:25
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