Intern programs as a human resources management tool for the Department of Defense / Susan M. Gates and Christopher Paul
- Gates, Susan M., 1968-
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2004.
- Physical Description:
- xxviii 101 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Paul, Christopher, 1971-
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.). Forces and Resources Policy Center
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Introduction -- Types of Intern Programs -- Characteristics of Successful Intern Programs -- Organizational Options for Pre-Employment Intern Programs and Early Career Professional Development Programs -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix: Description of Case Study Programs -- Interview Protocol.
- The Department of Defense now faces the challenge of responding to the imminent retirement of a large proportion of its civilian workers and the impending U.S. military transformation that will likely require a larger civilian workforce to support a new force structure. One way in which DoD plans to address this challenge is through recruiting "the best talent available." In its efforts to determine effective ways to recruit such workers, DoD asked the RAND Corporation to look at intern programs, characterizing DoD's current intern programs, identifying best practices for intern programs among private-sector firms and other government agencies, and recommending approaches for improving such programs. This monograph describes RAND's response, presenting and synthesizing insights and findings from interviews the authors conducted with managers of DoD and corporate intern programs, from a review of literature on intern programs, and from analyses of personnel data, and making specific DoD policy recommendations.
- 083303569X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- "National Defense Research Institute."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101).
- Other Forms:
- Also available on the internet via WWW in PDF format.
- Funding Information:
- Office of the Secretary of Defense. DASW01-01-C-0004. ND100 9D23
- Complexity Note:
- Supersedes RAND/DRR-3097-OSD.
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