79% of Employers See Interns as Potential Fulltime Hires. And They’re Paying Them.


Norwalk, CT. [May 30, 2017] For the majority of businesses, hiring an intern potentially leads to their conversion into a full-time employee.

A recent survey conducted by human resourcing outsourcing and consulting firm OperationsInc ( has found that 79 percent of area businesses are seeing these resources as potential fulltime hires post-graduation. Additionally 80% of those surveyed are paying their interns via payroll, with some eighteen percent of businesses polled compensating their interns with course credit.

“Properly built intern programs are great feeder programs into any organization, and can be a critical piece of a firm’s talent acquisition strategy,” stated OperationsInc CEO David Lewis.

“It’s also great to see that area businesses are doing the right – and legal – thing and compensating their interns,” Lewis added.


  • 71% of businesses surveyed engage interns during the summer months only.
  • 29% of companies surveyed hire interns on a year-round basis.
  • 88% of survey respondents engage interns pursuing undergraduate degrees.
  • 23% of companies surveyed utilize graduate level interns.

OperationsInc and its team of 60 professionals provide HR related support for a base of 1,300 clients, including Internship Program Development & Design Services. The firm has converted two interns to fulltime hires this year.

Please click HERE for full survey results.

About OperationsInc

Founded by CEO David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc specializes in HR solutions for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. OperationsInc’s portfolio of offerings includes Human Resources Outsourcing, HR Consulting, Talent Acquisition Services, Internship Program Development & Design, PEO Exit Services, Compensation Consulting Services, Organizational Development Services, Affordable Care Act Reporting & Consulting Services, Benefits Administration, Exit Interview Services, Payroll Administration, and Management and Staff Training.

OperationsInc is located at 535 Connecticut Avenue, Second Floor, Norwalk, CT 06854 and can be reached at (203) 322-0538 or