To Strengthen Work-Based-Learning, Colleges Must Commit to Internship Supports
Student access to internships is another post-COVID casualty. Along with disruptions to education and employment, national surveys have documented significant pandemic-related changes in student access to internships and internship structure. Little research exists, however, on how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected community college technology internships. To fill this gap, JFF used supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation in Fall 2021 to explore the impact of the pandemic on technology internships and expand on the findings of a prior 3-year JFF study of technology internships. JFF is one of the partners leading the CTE Research Network.