College to work: findings from a study of the Career Readiness Internship program

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Author: Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Taketa, Jessica


In 2015, Ascendium Education Group created the Career Readiness Internship (CRI) program, in an effort to help colleges develop the capacity to provide more low-income students with paid internship opportunities. A three-year grant program for four-year colleges in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the CRI program focused on assisting colleges with developing quality, semester-long paid internship programs for financially needy college juniors and seniors. MDRC began researching the CRI program in 2016, studying the development and implementation of the program at the 33...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Career development; Industry; Higher education; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Work based learning; Internship; Partnership in education and training; College; Program evaluation; Low income group

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [New York, New York]: MDRC, 2019

Physical description: vii, 25 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 137.1111

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