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[Infographic] The Best And Worst Intern Candidates

Interns are a mixed bag, really – many are decent, some of them are quite mediocre, a handful reveal themselves to be downright rubbish while a few can turn out to be absolute gems.

For business owners, it is crucial to be able to identify the talents who are worth cultivating – some interns can really turn out to really add value to the organization. The following infographic from shows some of the characteristics of the best and worst interns, to help you sift out the right candidates.

On the other hand, if you’re a young person looking for your next internship position, you may also want to see which category you fall under, and then perhaps see how you can improve and make yourself a desired candidate:


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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