Are you interested in creating software testing internships at your company? A software testing internship can provide practical experience for students or new graduates.

Moreover, while interns can perform valuable services for your company, these internships can also be an important recruitment strategy for your business, supporting your full-time hiring efforts.

As a first step, we strongly encourage you to download our free white paper on how to Find and Retain Skilled Software Testers. You will find this information helpful both for your internship program, as well as your full-time recruiting of software testers.

After you have read the white paper, review the resources below for creating your internship program.

4 Resources for Creating Software Testing Internships at Your Company

15 Best Practices for Internship Programs
This article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) provides a helpful resource on internship best practices. The best practices includes areas regarding assignments, orientation, resources, scholarships, flex-time/remote assignments, and more.

U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
Unpaid internships present a number of problems for organizations. This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.

How To Set Up an Internship Program for Your Small Business
This article from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides several tips to help guide you through the process of setting up an internship program. These tips include areas of reviewing your needs, the recruitment process, resources for finding interns, information about paying interns, other benefits you might want to offer, and important workplace and labor laws to consider.

12 Steps to Setting Up an Intern Program
This article from points out that internship programs offer tremendous benefits to businesses in terms of increasing productivity and recruiting well-suited staff members—especially in small- to medium-sized organizations. To help you reap these benefits, has created a step-by-step, systematic plan to guide you through the steps of setting up an intern program. Steps include the areas of “Research & Discover,” “Plan & Design,” and “Take Action.”