Technology Internships Prove Flexible, Resilient, and Critical During COVID
This report from JFF details how one community college creatively preserved and strengthened its technology internships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the college, employers, and students faced technical, logistical, and supervisory challenges in maintaining technology internships throughout the pandemic, the college was committed to ensuring resilience of these internships because they were required for graduation. As a result, many interns had opportunities to gain new skills related to navigating virtual work arrangements. In addition, employers drew on interns to fill staffing shortages, and internships continued to serve as a key bridge to technology employment during the pandemic.