Ian Baker, he/him/his, University of Michigan/Michigan State University
Matthew Yettaw, he/him/his, University of Michigan
This webinar examines virtual internships as a partial solution to the sudden lack of internship opportunities that has arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We argue for the expansion of virtual internship opportunities, focusing on the potential of virtual internships to create meaningful access to experiential learning for students. We provide insights on how to convert traditional in-person internships to virtual internships and generate virtual internships in the midst of the pandemic. We address implications for programming, including internship courses, that arise from the development of virtual internships. We conclude with ample time for a question and answer session from the audience.