Researcher challenges conventional wisdom on college internships

March 13, 2018

College internships need extensive reform before postsecondary institutions can justify making them mandatory for undergraduates, writes Matthew Hora. Citing internships as “the Wild West in higher education,” Hora includes lack of payment, low demand, and irrelevance of a given degree's specialization as a few factors that universities must overcome before implementing an internship program. Additionally, Hora finds a dearth of research on college internships, and notes that without adequate resources and evidence in-hand, postsecondary institutions should “hit the pause button on internship mania.” Chronicle of Higher Education