Vanderbilt BEST Essay on Internships
Ashley Brady and Kimberly Petrie’s essay on internships appears in Inside Higher Ed today. In the article, the Vanderbilt duo write about the value in Ph.D. level internships and how BEST is working to provide such learning opportunities. With an internship, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can try out a career and learn professional skills while providing meaningful work to a host organization. Students and postdocs can apply to existing internship programs or network with an organization to create an internship opportunity. To have an successful experience, trainees should communicate expectations with their advisor and host organization. Read the article of more tips on making the most of an internship.