Recreating the Experience of an In-Person Summer Internship Program Remotely

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Dipeshwor Man Shrestha
Chris Rogers


We describe strategies, designs, tools, and technologies that were part of a 9-week experimental virtual summer internship program conducted during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The goals for the program were to (1) recreate the in-person summer internship experience, (2) explore ways of getting people to help each other, and (3) develop a sense of community in a remote/virtual setting. We offer learnings gleaned by the team regarding building virtual communities that encourage collaboration and communication.


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Shrestha, D. M., & Rogers, C. (2021). Recreating the Experience of an In-Person Summer Internship Program Remotely. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 12(1), 112–124.
Designing for Learning in a Pandemic
Author Biographies

Dipeshwor Man Shrestha, Tufts University

Dipeshwor Man Shrestha is a graduate student in the STEM Education program at Tufts University and is interested in exploring play, making, educational robotics, and remote learning.

Chris Rogers, Tufts University

Chris Rogers is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University whose research is around student-driven learning and creativity in engineering education.