Virtual Internships: How to Develop, Maximize, and Evaluate the Experience

  • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services, university relations and recruiting, and business affiliate professionals
  • Competency: Program/workshop design and delivery
  • Fee: FREE (member); FREE (nonmember);
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  • Summary

    Thank you to our sponsor, Educational Housing Services! This event registration is free to all attendees.

    During the summer of 2020, some employers canceled their internships while others pivoted internships due to COVID-19 and budget concerns. While students stood with organizations in their decision making, a study by Ivy Research Center found that 89% of students would rather have a virtual internship than have it canceled altogether. This session will explore ways to leverage virtual internships with on- and off-campus partners to provide students the necessary experiential learning needed to advance their career development. The leveraging process will include conducting a needs assessment to create a virtual internship, the hiring process, measuring effectiveness, and building an impactful experience for all stakeholders.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Design and leverage virtual internships with on- and off-campus stakeholders, including employers/alumni;
    • Craft and execute a meaningful virtual internship for the student and employer, including hiring, onboarding, and supervision; and
    • Measure and implement work completed through a virtual internship.


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