Session 1

Virtual International Internships – A 360° View of Student, University, and Employer Involvement

Monday, June 1, 2020
Realizing the COVID-19 challenges related to international travel restrictions, health, safety & security concerns, and the economy; students and universities are looking at Virtual Internships as an alternative to traditional in-person international internships. Our expert panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best practices related to Virtual Internships, taking perspectives from three key stakeholders: students, universities, and employers. The session will aim to provide the tools and information required to ensure successful outcomes for each party, with a view to creating sustainable and scalable virtual international internship programming as a feature of international education going forward.

Host: Matt Byrnes, Global Internship Conference
Moderator: Mike True, INTRUEITION
Panelists: Diana van Woerkom, Australian Internships; Emily Merson, Global Experiences; Elsa Zenatti-Daniels, Aston University; Daniel Nivern, Virtual Internships

Session 2

Health, Safety & Security – International Internships in a Pandemic/Post Pandemic World

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the world of international experiential education in a profound way. As we slowly emerge from social isolation, our field is mindfully focusing on how to move our students around the world safely. Our panel of Health, Safety & Security experts will discuss considerations to mitigate HSS risks to students, employers, and the host country population in the pandemic/post pandemic age.

Host: Matt Byrnes, Global Internship Conference
Panelists: Bill Bull, Vice-President Risk Management, CIEE; Bill Frederick, Director, Lodestone Safety International; Colin McElroy, Director HSS, CIEE