Virtually the same thing as in-person internships? Mapping the virtual internship landscape and exploring intern and employer experience in the UK and Italy.
This project explores the growing but underresearched area of virtual internships through student intern and employer experience in two contrasting institutional contexts, the UK and Italy. Our aims are to map the key features of the virtual internship landscape and to compare digital to in-person internships on accessibility, skill development and employability for the intern and on recruitment process and internship design/delivery for the employer.
Beneficiary countries: Italy and United Kingdom
Implementation period: September 2021 – September 2023
Funding: The Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC)