Consider some of these statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) 2015 Internship
and Co-op Survey Report:
The interns and co-ops most likely to be converted into full-time hires are those who have worked for a single employer on multiple occasions.
Where an employee held his or her previous internship or co-op experience was influential in affecting five-year retention rates.
In terms of both funding and effectiveness ratings, employers strongly favored career/job fairs and other on-campus recruiting activities to recruit interns and co-ops.
Overall, the most highly regarded skills for interns and co-ops are the ability to work in a team, the ability to obtain and process information, organizational and planning skills, verbal communication skills, and decision-making/problem-solving skills.