"I feel as though our group all relates so well and I enjoy picking their brains and talking about common issues that we all face."
- Dottie Chalmers Cutter, Vice President - Operations Chalmers Insurance Group
The Institute for Family-Owned Business is piloting an internship program to encourage, educate and retain the next generation of family owned businesses by providing a productive, internship experience in a family business (their own or another member’s).
We are currently searching for family-owned businesses who would like to offer a summer internship program and likewise we are seeking students who are looking for a great internship experience. We had a "How To" Set up an Internship Program on March 1. Click here to see the YouTube video of this program.
Do you have an internship program we can share with our members and post on the IFOB website for students to see?
For the business and for the students….. Why should you get involved?
Have you considered lately, the career decisions of the Next Generation of your family who are in their teens and twenties? This is a valuable group of Maine’s future leaders! Why should you and your family business contribute to their development now?
If you have an existing internship program and would like to participate in the IFOB program, please submit your job description (including pay arrangements) to Catherine Wygant Fossett at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will post it on the IFOB website www.fambusiness.org.
If you would like to develop a new internship program (or refresh a previous one) and would like some guidance, please contact Janet Cole Cross at Cole Cross Connections, LLC email@example.com or 207-233-3051. Janet is also available to coach individual Next Generation members to develop their own unique career plan and to help families create family rules of entry covering employment opportunities available to family members.
Family Business internships ….. For the Next Generation. Why should I apply for a family business internship?
Have you wondered whether you would like to work in your family’s business someday?
Have you thought about careers that might be a good match for your interests, skills & passions?
Would you like to create your own career plan either within or outside the family business?
With your family’s membership at the Institute for family-owned business, you now have a unique opportunity to apply for internships at your own family’s business or another IFOB member here in Maine. Through this membership, you can begin by posting your resume and viewing other family business internships available on the IFOB web site.
An internship opportunity will:
If you have a resume that you would like to post, please submit it to Catherine Wygant Fossett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like help to develop a resume, or interview skills please contact Janet Cole Cross at Cole Cross Connections, LLC email@example.com or 207-233-3051. follow her facebook page at Cole Cross Connections. LLC. Janet is also available to coach individual Next Generation members to develop your own unique career plan and steps to reach these goals.
Click on the names below to check out the resumes we have received so far!