Press Release: Internships for Recent High School Graduates Announced Through Laurel Springs School Postgraduate Program, Virtual Internships
Partnership between online K-12 education leader, worldwide internship program expands opportunities for gap year with purpose to Postgraduate Program students
WEST CHESTER, Pa., and OJAI, Calif., September 14, 2020 -- Laurel Springs School, a leading pioneer in online K-12 education, today announced a partnership with Virtual Internships, a fully remote program designed to give students the opportunity for career exploration and professional development. Beginning this fall, the partnership will offer remote internships in a career field or location of choice for students enrolled in Laurel Springs’ Postgraduate Program.
Internships offered through this partnership follow career readiness competencies as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and will be delivered online as part of Laurel Springs’ Postgraduate Program, which launched in August 2020 and encourages students to pursue an academic gap year with purpose. The Virtual Internships program includes support scaffolding such as weekly Google Hangouts, biweekly webinars, individual coaching calls, and personalized support.
“As we strive to build upon our exciting Postgraduate Program at Laurel Springs, incorporating internship opportunities is the logical next step in helping students enrich their education and prepare for their futures in college and beyond,” said Jane Ferris, Ed.D., Dean of Students at Laurel Springs. “Furthermore, partnering with a program that follows NACE guidelines ensures that our students develop critical professional skills, including leadership, professionalism, work ethic, and career management.”
Virtual Internships currently partners with 3,500 companies in more than 70 countries, giving students the opportunity to collaborate on a global scale and develop cultural competencies over the one- to four-month duration of their internships.
“These are real internships with real companies, and they provide Laurel Springs students a unique opportunity to explore, grow, and potentially land a job after college,” said Jillian Low, Chief Academic Officer of Virtual Internships.
Students who are interested in pursuing a gap year with purpose through Laurel Springs’ Postgraduate Program and Virtual Internships are encouraged to visit the school’s website or contact the Admissions team at 800-377-5890.
About Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School is a fully accredited private online school offering a challenging K-12 and Postgraduate academic program that engages global learners and values students as individuals. Our school is designed for the college preparatory student who wishes to grow and excel academically and personally while maintaining a flexible schedule. Laurel Springs has an outstanding record of placing its graduates into selective colleges and universities of their choice in the U.S. and throughout the world.
To learn more about Laurel Springs School, visit www.laurelsprings.com.
About Virtual Internships
Virtual Internships started in 2018 after recognizing that the future of work was at our doorstep, and more students across the world would need to prepare for remote work experience, as well as create a network of virtual connections to succeed. The founders also recognised the importance of reducing barriers to internships to widen diversity and inclusion in overall internship participation. VI’s inaugural program was able to leverage the expertise of CRCC Asia, which at the time had 10+ years of experience cultivating host company networks and best practices for supporting interns. This served as a great framework for VI as it adapted its support for a virtual programming landscape.
To learn more about Virtual Internships, visit https://www.virtualinternships.com.
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