Published April 28, 2022 | Version v1
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ON-IT Guidelines for the implementation of effective online internship in Higher Education

  • 1. University of Macerata
  • 1. University of Macerata
  • 2. Universidad de La Laguna
  • 3. JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • 4. Montpellier Business School
  • 5. University of Rijeka
  • 6. UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union
  • 7. IGCAT - International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism


The ON-IT Guidelines define procedures for ensuring the quality of online internships based on desk and field research. The process for the definition of Guidelines includes:

  • Literature review, including both scientific articles and policy documents
  • Analysis and crossing of data with O1's field research
  • Formulation of a first draft of the process
  • Consultation with an expert audience (e.g., supervisors, former interns, support services representatives, counsellors, etc.)
  • Revision of the process according to the feedback and delivery of the final Guidelines for piloting (O3)

Accordingly, this document is organised as follows:

Chapter 2 defines words and meanings according to previous research and identifies a) characteristics of internships in higher education; b) challenges and advantages of online internships as identified by previous research.

Chapter 3 investigates available reference frameworks for quality internships.

Chapter 4 crosses the key elements/criteria with running processes at the universities of the consortium and with data provided by respondents to the O1's survey/interviews.

Chapter 5 defines the framework for the internship of the ON-IT project for consultation with experts.

Chapter 6 reports the consultation process, highlights revisions, and provides the final ON-IT Guidelines for the following piloting phase.


ON-IT Guidelines_final.pdf

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