The Covid-19 crisis has changed how we think about and implement work-based learning opportunities for young people. Through this pandemic and beyond, many organizations and companies are pivoting to offer virtual internships. While virtual internships necessarily offer a different experience than on-site opportunities, they still provide young people and employers with many of the same benefits. In this document, HERE to HERE provides guidelines to intermediaries, community-based providers, employers, and other stakeholders on how to effectively implement virtual internship programs. We look at the variety of ways in which providers and employers are currently implementing virtual experience—through career exploration and counseling, project-based micro internships, training and upskilling, and community service projects—and share best practices, which providers and employers can institute to better support interns remotely.
To learn more about virtual internship best practice, see our Key Distinguishers for Virtual Paid Work Experiences.Download Virtual-Internships-Working-Paper.pdf