Virtual Internships: Scaling Access to Real-world Learning

JFF Ventures Managing Partner Sabari Raja, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Vice President Jason A. Tyszko, Work-Based Learning Alliance Executive Director Prue Clifford, Work Simplr CEO/Co-Founder Jodi McPherson, and American Student Assistance (ASA) Senior VP for Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility Julie Lammers discuss scaling access to real-world learning at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit.

Today’s youth need access to authentic work-based learning opportunities to build the technical and interpersonal skills they need to succeed in the workplace, and provide a pathway into the labor market. Yet, research shows that while 79% of high school students would be interested in a work-based learning experience, only 34% were aware of any opportunities for students their age – and just 2% had completed an internship during high school. Learn how technology-enabled programs are providing more young people with access to real-world learning and changing the way we think about work-based learning opportunities for high school learners.