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Thursday, April 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Interns: Invigorating, Inspiring, and so Important

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Working with interns may sound like a lot of work. We’re here to tell you that it is, but it’s work that pays off in big ways. Learn how the City of Hillsboro, along with Hillsboro Public Library, has employed interns to not only further public services, but also to provide meaningful opportunities to engage people from diverse backgrounds, including students -- high school and other levels -- as well as more experienced community members. You’ll leave with ideas for how you, too, can find and use interns and inject new ideas into your workplaces.

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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)
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Kristi Wilson

Youth Development Coordinator, City of Hillsboro
Kristi also loves to collaborate and think outside the box -- she's always up for brainstorming new ways to use interns in our busy workplaces! And she also coaches her daughter's soccer team, which is really like herding cats.

Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center