“Proceed with Caution” when adopting student internships: Hora

September 25, 2019

“We need to proceed with caution when advocating for the widespread adoption of internships,” writes Matthew Hora. A strong supporter of student internships, Hora recommends that institutions address three issues before labelling internships as an optional or required component of degree-completion: institutional capacity, equitable access amongst students, and embedding problem-based learning into all programs and courses. “Until we can guarantee that our institutions and employer partners are truly prepared and capable of offering robust, equitable and transformative experiences for all students, an indiscriminate embrace of internships could, in fact, be inimical to our students’ well-being,” concludes the author. Inside Higher Ed (International)