A question about interns...

Discussion created by on May 2, 2012
Latest reply on May 23, 2012 by ebowman-esristaff
Hello everyone, I am a design professional and one-time GIS tech that has found himself roped into developing our company's Geobase enterprise.  We are an international solar company based in Oakland CA.  I have been authorized to round up some interns to flesh out the department in CAD and GIS.

That said, I have a couple of questions to pose to the community in general:

1.)  Is it ethical (for lack of a better term) to hire interns, and have them train our staff?

2.)  How can I find a High-School GIS program?  Google is failing me.

3.)  From an educator's perspective, would it be better to hire High-Schoolers or College students?

What I need from them is fairly simple, and I have been led to understand that an opportunity like this has value, so I would like to at least try to maximize any good that can come of it.  Thanks!