INCLUSIVE INTERNSHIP MODELS ACROSS INDUSTRIES: AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW

Authors

  • Catherine Ezeafulukwe Independent Researcher, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Binaebi Gloria Bello Kings International School, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Chinedu Ugochukwu Ike Independent Researcher, Anambra, Nigeria
  • Somtochukwu Cynthia Onyekwelu Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Njideka Phina Onyekwelu Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • Onyeka Franca Asuzu Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i2.781

Abstract

This research delves into the intricate dynamics of inclusive internship models, recognizing them as transformative agents in the professional realm. The study unveils the profound effects of embracing diversity within internship programs by comprehensively examining critical components, challenges, and impacts. The analysis emphasizes the multifaceted implications for individual professional development and organizational culture, highlighting the positive influence on innovation, productivity, and employer brand. The research further provides extensive recommendations for future inclusive internship models, encompassing industry-specific considerations, collaborative partnerships, technological integration, intersectional approaches, and a commitment to continuous evaluation. By fostering inclusivity as a dynamic and adaptive principle, this research envisions a future where diverse perspectives flourish, shaping workplaces that reflect the global mosaic of talent.

Keywords: Inclusive Internship Models, Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Development, Organizational Culture, Workplace Inclusivity.

Published

2024-02-13

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