Engaging and very much supportive culture
Great amount of candid feedback.
Misaligned expectations for what is desired in a candidate for full-time offer.
Advice to Potential Interns
Ask the question up front, "what are you looking for in a full-time hire?" One answer will be, "we're looking for good coach-able people with leadership potential. We can teach content, such as technical knowledge, but we can't teach good character & leadership." This isn't enough, ask them to be more specific. Also, show executive presence in all that you do, from day to day work and through presentations.
Advice to Management
Be open with what you are specifically looking for in a person for a full-time hire position. Be attentive to the people that genuinely pursue that standard and attentive to those that fake it and will wash out in 3-5 years time.