The 2017 GIC will accept proposals for the following simulatenously: conference breakout sessions; poster community; and pre-conference workshops. Proposals will be accepted in both English and Spanish. Please submit proposals before the deadline to be considered!
The Call for Proposals will close on December 16, 2016.
Please click here for a useful webinar from the 2016 GIC to help with proposal submission. Alternatively, you can download the slides here.
The Global Internship Conference is a forum dedicated to advancing the knowledge of academic work placement and experiential education. This includes, but is not limited to, professionals and researchers who work in the field or seek to learn more about internships, academic work placement, co-operative education, teaching and volunteering. As a platform for dialogue, and a vehicle for action, the GIC brings together colleagues to discuss and advance best practices as well as develop and examine a research agenda for global internships.
The 2017 conference will be held in Santiago, Chile.
We welcome proposals addressing a wide range of topics, particularly presentations that leverage a comparative approach from an international perspective or incoportate a panel with a diverse range of stakeholders. Please note the tradition of pairing or combining successful proposals into a shared session with multiple presentations. This allows for diversity of opinions and perspectives, as well as connections through moderators. Proposals must be open to this opportunity. In addition, proposals that have been submitted for breakout sessions may be considered for the poster community or pre-conference workshops.
Additionally, we encourage proposals that explore one or more of the possible themes and topics below:
Research – Presentations are informed by the literature and/or offer recent results demonstrated by analysis, theoretical development, or experimentation. Examples include dissemination of employer perception studies, application of student development theories, or analysis of learning outcomes.
Best Practices – Presentations demonstrate elements of comprehensive education programs and assess examples of best practices in action. Examples include risk management, academic integration, employer development, or placement evaluation.
Country/Region – Presentations examine experiential education within the context of a specific country or region. Examples include employer expectations, visa regulations, cultural preparation, industry areas, or expansion to under-represented areas
Special Topics – Presentations explore current issues or trends in academic work placement and experiential education. Examples include exploring virtual internships, develop multi-disciplinary program standards, working with STEM students, incorporating social networks into experiential education, and/or reviewing legal issues related to internships.
The Huffington Post, March 22, 2017
The Times, March 20, 2017
University World News, March 17, 2017
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2017
The PIE News, March 16, 2017
The Globe And Mail, March 12, 2017
The Washington Post, March 10, 2017
University World News, March 8, 2017