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UW to host National Symposium on College Internship Research

by Amy Rivera | Sep 5, 2018

WISCAPE is thrilled to cosponsor the National Symposium on College Internship Research, hosted by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, on Friday, September 28. This post from Amy Rivera, CCWT project manager, describes the goals for this event.

internship symposium flyerThe newly formed Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) will host a day-long National Symposium on College Internship Research on the UW-Madison campus Friday, September 28th.

The subject of internships is highly consequential in the larger consideration of the transition from college to work. Their availability, design, quality, implementation, regulation, and institutionalization hold far-reaching implications for students, educators, employers, and public policymakers. This inaugural College Internship Symposium aims to convene a diverse audience with ambitious goals to:

  • share and discuss the current state of empirical research on college internships;
  • put student interests and welfare at the center of debates regarding internships;
  • cultivate a networked community of scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers;
  • provide a venue to discuss critical design, legal, and institutionalization issues related to college internships; and
  • catalyze changes in how colleges, universities, and employers design internships to ensure they are equitable and of high-quality for all students.

CCWT invites a wide range of individuals and organizations to join them:

  • career services professionals in community colleges, universities, and high schools;
  • internship program administrators;
  • students interested in pursuing internship opportunities;
  • employers interested in hosting internships;
  • faculty and instructors interested in designing quality internship experiences; and
  • higher education administrators interested in institutionalizing quality internship programs.
Speakers include:

Carrie Shandra, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University
Patrick McHugh, School of Business, George Washington University
Matthew Hora, Liberal Arts & Applied Studies, UW-Madison
Tim Strait, Wisconsin Internship Initiative, Department of Workforce Development
John Nunley, Economics, UW-La Crosse
Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow, MDRC (formerly Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation)
Janice Kenyatta, Internship Manager, Northampton Community College
Tim Alft, Student Employment Services, Waukesha County Technical College

This event is open to the public but registration is required. Information can be found here.   

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