For information about the ASE timeline: see when mentor rankings are due back to ASE and when all ASE placements are finalized.
If you are a mentor in any of the following organizations, please contact ASE: Bonneville Power Administration, HP Incorporated, HP Incorporated – Vancouver, Intel Corporation, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Portland State University – Computer Science, Rockwell Collins, VA Medical Center (Clinical & Research). These organizations have specific protocols for the onboarding process. ASE can connect you with the appropriate contact in your organization to move forward with this process.
It is important to make sure that you’ve identified a work station for your intern and key supervisors for your intern throughout the summer.
While there will always be some improvisation, it is best to have a master plan for the full eight weeks. The most typical pitfall is not preparing enough for the students to do. A significant number of first-time mentors report that their interns finished the summer’s projects in a couple of weeks. Because of this, we recommend planning one or more back-up projects or activities in advance. The clearer your expectations are, the more likely it is that the internship will be successful.