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11 Question Exit Interview for Summer Interns

 —  August 1, 2009 — 5 Comments

Just took out our three great summer interns for a nice goodbye dinner tonight with the team. All three of the guys God brought to us were amazing, I’m SO thankful to them for their ministry here these last few months.

Kyle – Director of Ministry. This is his second year as a summer intern, so he bit off a huge chunk of our discipleship process and helped interview students to find their SHAPE and find or start a place of ministry. Brilliant, and much needed aspect of our ministry. Oh, he ran Freshman Frenzy, too!

Taylor – Ran a couple of events, but most importantly launched a summer parent newsletter that has really given us some serious chips in our pocket. His journalism background was a perfect fit, and I’m excited he launched something that has (finally) helped us open doors of communication to parents.

Taylor - went after discipleship and helped students grow on their own. He worked hard on creating discipleship environments all summer long that included looks at various religions and basic doctrine. This summer he ends up with a book study on Colossians. Smart, sharp guy.

Here are the three questions I asked them in our exit interview today:

1.) Describe our team dynamic in 10 words or less.
2.) You have fresh eyes. What do you see that you think I might not be seeing?
3.) What was your favorite experience?
4.) What was your least favorite experience?
5.) What expectations were/weren’t met?
6.) If you took over for me tomorrow, what would be the first thing you would change?
7.) Of the purposes (Reach, Connect, Grow, Discover, Honor) which aren’t in balance in our ministry?
8.) What will be the memory that will mark the summer of 2009 for you?
9.) What did you learn?
10.) What experience did you not get to do, you think we should add to the process?
11.) Open-ended: Your thoughts, concerns, praise, criticism …

JG

Josh Griffin

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5 responses to 11 Question Exit Interview for Summer Interns

  1. Consider these stolen! I’m in the process of developing a full blown internship program and some of these questions appropriately modified to fit GSM will definitely work great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. There is a reason you come up high in a google search… great questions! With a few minor tweaks they apply equally well to summer interns working on a synthetic biology project. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the kind words! Fantastic! JG

  4. Love your intern exit interview questions. They are spot-on.

  5. Wow, great questions Josh!

    Like DC Curry, I’m totally stealing these for my internship program too!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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