Why Measuring Internship Quality Matters

"If we want to be student-centered, I suggest we start where students are productively learning -- outside of school at the edges, mingling with people they want to learn from, inventing, discovering, creating, and seeking to understand." - Elliot Washor As Elliot describes, we believe out-of-school learning opportunities are key to student passion. We also believe they can lead to life-changing gains in social capital. But here’s the thing - the experience still has to be high quality. A poor internship - whether because of a bad fit between student and mentor, lack of interest in the work, or lack of opportunity for meaningful learning - can be as lackluster as a boring day at school for a



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