Lessons from Virtual Internships

Lessons from Virtual Internships: Research Insights & Practical Toolkit

In response to the rapid shift to virtual internships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, DCU’s Leadership and Talent Institute, with support from Deloitte, sought to learn from the experiences of organisations who pivoted their internship programmes to virtual formats.

The research insights and practical toolkit resources in this report are based on the experiences of 22 organisations who participated in this study. We hope they will support more organisations to host effective virtual and hybrid internships in the future, and will increase the number of valuable internship opportunities available to students.


Our Virtual Internships Research

Challenges of Virtual Internships

Designing & Delivering Effective Virtual Internships: 7 Key Steps

Toolkit Downloads

Download Practical Toolkit Checklists

Download Practical Toolkit Checklists

Seven Steps for an Effective Virtual Internship

Tips For Students Completing Virtual Internships

With thanks to Rethink Ireland's Children and Youth Education Fund and Boost-it Fund which have enabled the development of this online resource to support organisations and students participating in virtual internships through DCU's Access to the Workplace Programme in 2021.The Children and Youth Education and Boost-it Funds are supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Dormant Accounts Fund.

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