Internships for the digital generation: maximizing the experience through online learning


Fast-paced and interconnected. This describes our changing world of work. Agility and initiative. These attributes are necessary for the next generation of employees. Ambiguous and complex. This is the workplace our interns will be navigating. How best to engage our students as they prepare for the future?

This e-poster presentation will provide an overview of general trends related to changes in the workforce and student populations. It will identify opportunities to develop and deliver relevant frameworks and responsive activities that will help global interns make the most of their local experience. The speaker will share specific examples of how online learning has been combined with real-life learning on international internship programs to provide an educational foundation, build professional skills, and encourage individual growth. 

Learning objectives:

Participants will gain understanding of how online coursework or virtual activities can augment an international internship program and prepare students for a changing world of work.

Key interest area: Employability (EMP) 
Other key interest areas: Learning and teaching (L&T), Mobility (MOB) 

Dr Kate Moore

Academic Internship Council

Dr Kate Moore is an international educator energised by our changing world of work and how we connect campuses, communities and companies across the globe. She serves as Executive Director of the Academic Internship Council, which partners with more than 50 universities throughout the world to develop and deliver its customised experiential programming in 12 global cities. Kate also serves as chair of the NAFSA Work, Internship, Volunteer, and Research Abroad Subcommittee and is content committee co-chair of the Global Internship Conference. Previous positions include Director of Internships at American University Washington Semester, Government Relations and Academic Outreach Manager for the Close Up Foundation, and national recruiter at the Fund for Public Interest Research. Kate holds a doctorate in higher education management from University of Pennsylvania, a masters in non-profit management from Eastern University, and a bachelors in international studies from American University.