Insights from the University of Cincinnati Paid Internship Education Program

Abstract

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of the paid internship program in the world and it has the most number of compulsory paid internship programs in the United States. Their paid internship education program has rich experience and remarkable results in curriculum arrangement, internship management and government support. However, the internship for vocational colleges in China faces problems such as low enthusiasm from industry, difficulty in internship management and insufficient government support. Drawing on the experience of paid internship education in the United States, the school and the industry jointly planned the internship training program, and finally established a collaboration model that benefits the three parties of the academia, the industry and the students.