Establishing internship opportunities that meet both students’ interest and university goals and policy can be difficult. This e-poster will provide a framework for universities to establish international experiential learning programs that students want to pursue that meet the academic and policy needs of the university. In five slides you will be introduced to the four rules of engagement and program development that any institution can use to establish both one-off opportunities for their students and, more importantly, long-term relationships with cities and employers. This means that internship programs can be offered with confidence that sustainability, relationships, educational outcomes and value meet the needs of the university and the student.
Attendees will leave the e-poster presentation with specific knowledge on how to vet a city for possible internship opportunities using four fundamental criteria: location/city; employer opportunities; regulatory environment; and potential approaches to build portfolio.