How Formlabs designed a growth-centered internship program

With great growth comes great responsibility.

Some companies add to their headcount at a blistering pace, only to have to let people go when the funding runs out.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Boston-based 3D printing startup Formlabs found a way to grow their company from 10 to 140 people in 3 years. One of the keys to their success was a robust internship program.

The People Operations team at Formlabs consists of only three full-cycle recruiters, but everyone at the company is empowered to source, hire, and manage interns, making this a truly unique program.

In this Hiring Hacks webinar, Virginia White, head of People Operations at Formlabs, shares how Formlabs built an internship program that converted to full-time employees at a rate of 50% during its first two years, increased employer brand awareness of Formlabs in the local community, and led to some of the most productive periods of achievement in the company’s history.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Several benefits of creating an internship program
  • How to structure and build an internship program—from the ground up
  • Creative methods for sourcing and vetting interns
  • Strategies for adapting your internship program to your company’s stage of growth