TJ interviews: NovoEd’s Todd Moran on Hybrid Internships
June 18, 2021
While the share of US internships posting per million job postings on Indeed is down 39% from 2019, remote internships are flourishing. As young professionals prepare for their remote summer internships, managers and HR professionals must also make sure they are well equipped to host interns in the virtual setting.
This starts with making sure the intern onboarding and training programmes are set up to support remote work for interns. Ensuring learning is stretched over time (rather than packed into their first week) and incorporating social, experiential learning like team-based assignments and peer/mentor-based reflections lead to higher achievement, productivity and a sense of belonging for interns.
In this interview in Training Journal, Todd Moran, chief learning strategist at NovoEd, shares how businesses can prepare managers and HR professionals for remote summer internships, how to overcome the obstacles, and best tips and tricks for training interns in a hybrid environment.
Learning experience design is a multidisciplinary approach to training that recognizes that most learning happens, not by instruction, but through experience — so the learner leaves with something to remember.