Global Presence Network's mission is to educate under-resourced communities with entrepreneurial and technology skills even as we support community leaders and nonprofits with their online marketing, media, monitoring, and management needs. (Source: https://globalpresence.org/about-links/mission)
Our internship program exists to train young high school and college students in entrepreneurial and technology skills in fulfillment of our mission.
According to The Random House Dictionary internship is defined as:
“Any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.”
“The modern concept of internships essentially springs from the medieval apprenticeship, in which skilled laborers (often craftsmen) would teach a young person their trade and, in exchange, that person would agree to work for the teacher for a certain length of time. The main difference between an apprenticeship and an internship is that internships are more exploratory. You're not bound to work for your employer after the internship is over (although many interns do receive job offers). If you start early enough to do a few internships throughout college, you can use the first ones to get a feel for what career you'd like to pursue and the later ones to build your experience” (Source: http://www.internships.com/student/resources/basics/what-is-an-internship)
According to the Wikipedia,
An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period. Once confined to medical graduates, the term is now used for a wide range of placements within businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run. Internships are usually arranged by third-party organisations which recruit interns on behalf of industry groups. Rules vary from country to country about when interns should be regarded as employees. The system can be open to exploitation by unscrupulous employers.
Internships for professional careers are similar in some ways, but not as rigorous as apprenticeships for professions, trade, and vocational jobs. The lack of standardization and oversight leaves the term "internship" open to broad interpretation. Interns may be high school students, college and university students, or post-graduate adults. These positions may be paid or unpaid and are temporary.Typically, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and the organization. Internships are used to determine if the intern still has an interest in that field after the real-life experience. In addition, a course can be used to create a professional network that can assist with letters of recommendation or lead to future employment opportunities. The benefit of bringing an intern into full-time employment is that they are already familiar with the company, their position, and they typically need little to no training. Internships provide current college students the ability to participate in a field of their choice to receive hands-on learning about a particular future career, preparing them for full-time work following graduation.
Our internship program is 6 to 12 months and pays students on project commission basis so they can develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Students learn to market, sell, meet with potential clients, listen and negotiate, invoice, process orders, manage client portal, code, graphics and web design, advertising on social media, SEO, administrate CMS (Content Management Systems), invest, manage money, think and behave like an entrepreneur.
After completing this internship program, GPN may invest in a few students in helping them start their own company, become business partners and potentially offer ownership shares into one of our sub-division or sister companies.
Here go the terms of our internship program:
Time: 6-12 Months
Transportation Stipend: $100.00 a month
Bonus: To teach interns entrepreneurial skills we will give 10%-50% commission from net profits on specific projects ranging from graphic design, website development, print, client recruitment, support, etc. You will be classified as a 1099 self-employed worker and will be responsible for taxes and business write-offs due to expenses incurred to run your media business. We recommend seeing a tax accountant to help you at the end of the year.
If you as a student want to become active in the GPN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, please fill out this agreement fields below.
This internship does not bind you to work with us. You are welcome to discontinue your involvement in this internship program at any time.
We encourage you to take advantage of any opportunity that works better for you.