NEW YORK—Paid or unpaid, a summer internship program can be a great recruiting tool, providing employers with ready access to the next generation of talent without the pressure of hiring someone unknown. But not all summer interns are created equal, which means the success of a summer internship program depends in large part on hiring the right people. As much as possible, the process you use to hire interns should closely mirror the one your company or practice uses to hire regular employees.

There are, however, a few fundamental differences employers should keep in mind while recruiting summer interns. Click here for a few helpful tips when it comes to adding summer help to your business model.