If you’re an organization that is giving interns (e.g., high schoolers, college-age individuals, non-traditional students) an opportunity to learn at your company, bravo! What you’re doing is invaluable… but don’t forget that you still need to take precautions. And that includes background checking all interns.
Why? Below are 3 terrific reasons to always background check the interns who are coming through your doors:
1. Interns Have Access to Information
Just because they’re called interns, you can never forget that they’ll have access to customer data and information. Would you want someone with a criminal record to have that kind of opportunity?
2. Interns Need to Get Accustomed to Being Background Checked
Any intern has to realize that he or she is going to be background checked in a “real world” situation, too. And they might as well start their education at your business.
3. You May Want to Hire the Intern in the Future
Perhaps you’d get lucky and really like the intern who works for you. In that case, you will have already vetted him or her through a comprehensive background check!