Event Summary: First Annual Symposium on College Internship Research

Past Symposia

Friday, September 28th, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Pyle Center Vandeberg Auditorium, 121
UW-Madison Campus

Symposium Event Summary Report


2018 Internship Symposium Slides

Symposium Videos

Matt Hora Introduction
Elizabeth Zachry
Patrick McHugh 
John Nunley
Student Panel
Research Panel
Janice Kenyatta & Tim Alft 
Employer Panel
Symposium program

The goals of the inaugural College Internship Symposium are as follows:

Speakers who will be discussing findings from their recent research on internships include:
Carrie Shandra (Sociology, University of Stony Brook)  - Implications of offering course credit for internships
John Nunley (Economics, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) – Employer demand for internships
Patrick McHugh (Business and Management – George Washington University) – Comparative analysis of French and US internship characteristics and outcomes
Elizabeth Zachry Rutschow (Senior Associate – MDRC) – Evaluation of the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program
Janice Kenyatta (Internship Manager, Northampton Community College)

Panels at the Symposium will also highlight the voices of students and employers who have recently been involved with internship programs, the value of translational or applied research to make empirical findings actionable and useable, and recommendations for future research, policy, and practice.

Audience: We aim to reach a wide range of individuals and organizations that are engaged in designing, implementing, and supporting college internship programs that include:

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Co-sponsors: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Educational Sciences (ITP) at UW-Madison, WI Internship Initiative (WI DWD), SuccessWorks (UW-Madison, College of Letters & Sciences).

Costs:  Free for all college students; $25 for all other registrants. 

Symposium program

Pyle Center: About | Directions | Parking

A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels:
The Edgewater:  
1-800-922-5512 and ask for the UW School of Education Room Block block rate

Concourse Hotel:

Double Tree Madison:
525 West Johnson Street