Running online internship programs: successes and challenges
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00pm PT | 1:00pm MT | 2:00pm CT | 3:00pm ET
Kelsey Russo-Nixon, UNAVCO
UNAVCO redesigned their programs to successfully launch Geo-Launchpad, Research Experiences in the Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS), and the UNAVCO Student Internship Program (USIP) to remote platforms, ensuring continued access to education, career advancement, monetary stipends, and community connections for the involved undergraduate and graduate students. This webinar will overview the online communication tools used, strategies for facilitating online programs, and the evidence-based outcomes assessed by an external evaluator. For well over a decade prior to 2020, these internships provided unique in-person opportunities for students from underrepresented populations to develop their technical and communication skills while aiming to broaden participation in the Earth Sciences.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Be introduced to a variety of strategies for facilitating online internship programs, including fostering community and engaging mentors
- Learn about successes, challenges, and recommendations for running multi-week programs using an online format
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Mitchell Bender-Awalt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this event.
- Running online internship programs: successes and challenges Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 27.1MB Oct21 20)