This summer GreenStone welcomed the largest group of interns we’ve ever had the privilege of hiring! Behind the success and growth of our intern program is senior talent acquisition specialist Chelsea Stachlewitz. Chelsea plays a valuable role in hiring, networking with colleges, planning events, and ensuring the growth of our interns.
While some of GreenStone’s internships are structured to welcome students to work throughout the year, the majority of them start in early May for the summer semester. Planning and preparation consist of a recruitment process where Chelsea works with universities in Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin, attends career fairs, and completes the hiring process with each intern. As the summer term approaches, Chelsea schedules start dates, provides equipment, and coordinates intern events throughout the summer to help ensures a positive experience throughout the internship.
One of the Core Four Values here at GreenStone is “Get Involved”, and part of the internship program is enacting each core value. The internship program guarantees that each intern gets involved through a volunteer day. This year, the interns had the opportunity to volunteer at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Interns gathered at Potter Park to provide maintenance help which included pulling weeds in the garden beds and spreading mulch. Being able to provide volunteer help to the zoo allowed them to finish large amounts of work around the park that would have normally taken the zoo weeks to accomplish.
Jackie Letavis is one of the many interns who had the opportunity to get involved at Potter Park Zoo. Currently the Graphic Design intern, Jackie noticed multiple positives from volunteering with her fellow interns. Volunteering provided a way to communicate and get to know the other interns while also providing help to the Lansing community.
“Each intern event helps me get out of my comfort zone and build my communication skills by working with the other interns. Being able to network and build these skills will help me for any career I may pursue in the future,” Jackie explained.
Throughout the summer, Chelsea plans professional development and networking events for the interns. Events range from escape rooms for team building or lunch & learn events to work on resume building and the hiring process.
“My favorite part of the intern program is just being able to interact with the interns – they all come from a variety of backgrounds, colleges, universities and different majors – being able to get to know them, help them with their career growth and help them really figure out what they want to do,” Chelsea said.
The intern program here at GreenStone provides interns with real world experience, professional development, and networking. Chelsea ensures each intern leaves this internship with a positive experience that they can take with them to their future careers.
If you or someone you know are interested in jumpstarting their career by interning with GreenStone visit greenstonefcs.com/careers. Recruitment for the summer of 2023 begins this fall!