The Middlebury Institute offered the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) practicum internship course as a summer course for the first time 2021. Six students from three degree programs (IEP, IPD, and MPA) are participating in the first summer cohort.
Despite the full year of a global pandemic and lockdowns, practicum students successfully secured internships and field projects they could complete remotely for the spring 2021 semester. Students joined the massive “working from home” movement primed with skills to make an impact.
Immersive professional learning describes the real-world, applied learning opportunities offered through Middlebury Institute programs. Despite the onset of a global pandemic, practicum students successfully completed their internships and field projects remotely for the second half of the semester.