Early careers programs are traditionally held in-person. But a brick-and-mortar training program is only truly open to people within a commutable distance, or with the financial means to relocate. Over twelve million students
do not have access to participate in an internship program even though they seek the opportunity. Pay Our Interns estimates that an internship costs each student around $6,000 in housing, food and transportation expenses
. RippleMatch’s 2022 Survey
showed only 14.6% of interns wanted to be fully in-person, but 32.4% of internships were entirely at the office.
Technology is expanding options, allowing work to be done online. Symba’s technology and resources help talent leaders take their programs hybrid or remote, opening their roles to more candidates.