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Business internships post-pandemic could go virtual, on-site or both

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Many internship opportunities at companies were canceled last summer during the height of the pandemic and the ones that remained were largely virtual.

This summer, as recovery continues, more than 40% of employers are planning to hold hybrid internship programs – a blend of virtual and in-person experiences, while more than a third will hold a program still exclusively virtual, according to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

“The hybrid environment for interns will look much like it does for the general employee population,” says Shawn VanDerziel, executive director at NACE, a nonprofit professional association made up of HR campus recruiting and college career services professionals. That means, for example, they may be asked to come into work two or three…

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