Media Mentions

Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Unpaid Internship Problem. The New York Times

WFH has killed networking as we know it. Here’s how Gen Z plans to adapt. Fortune

CCWT’s report on online internships was prominently featured in a story in Inside Higher Ed on May 19, 2021.  The story featured quotes from CCWT Director Matthew Hora and findings from the study that showed that students felt online internships were less satisfactory than in-person internships.

Hora & Thompson publish essay in The Conversation on unpaid internships

An article in the Washington Post on 7/8/20, “Corporate America is taking the internship online this summer. Some experiences can’t be replaced,” features CCWT Director Matthew Hora, who talks about benefits of internships that will be lost as they move online.

An article in the New York Times on 5/22/20, “Another casualty of the coronavirus: Summer internships,” features CCWT Director Matthew Hora on the challenges of online and virtual internships.

An article in USA TODAY on 5/3/20, “Summer internship canceled? Not at these companies embracing virtual versions,“ quoted CCWT Director Matthew Hora regarding moving internships online and the world of work to a virtual platform.

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship.The Conversation

Op-Ed: Sacramento’s army of interns deserves to be paid. Article at Los Angeles Times

Why Internships Can Ease the Path From College to Career — and Why They Often Don’t. Article at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Internships as a High-Impact Practice? Colleges and universities should proceed with caution before they encourage or even require students to have them, argues Matthew T. Hora.
Article at Inside Higher Ed.

WCER launches $1.5 million study of 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A new partnership with the United Negro College Fund and UW-Madison’s Counseling Psychology Department will be studying internship programs at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that have a high number of STEM graduates. Article at

Study on Barriers for Student Internships. A new report out of the University of Wisconsin at Madison shows that students have trouble pursuing internships because they’re preoccupied with work or had too heavy of a course load. Article at Inside Higher Ed.

Low Internship Participation Indicates A Need For Change. Largely due to insufficient pay and a lack of worthwhile opportunities, today’s college students are having a hard time pursuing internships, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Article at The University Network.

Check out this OpEd published in the Hechinger Report by CCWT researchers Matthew Wolfgram, Bailey Smolarek, and the Paj Ntaub Research Team, addressing the factors and struggles that influence HMoob American and other minoritized college students in the United States.

CCWT Senior Researcher Matthew Wolfgram will participate in a panel discussion on Supporting Refugee Students in Higher Education, March 29th, 12-1:30 pm, 159 Education Building

On February 4th 2019, The Hmong TV Network aired a feature newscast on the work of the CCWT research group Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub (starts at 7 min). Watch.

Matthew Wolfgram discusses higher education for refugees on Wisconsin Public Television’s program, Here and Now Noon Wednesday
Wisconsin Public Television, February 6, 2019

Hmong students consistently feel excluded, unwelcome on campus, new research finds
The Badger Herald, February 3, 2019

Students say ‘UW-Madison as an institution is excluding and unwelcoming to Hmong-American students’
Channel3000, February 1, 2019

Wisconsin HOPE Lab closes doors, but research on college affordability continues
The Cap Times, July 19, 2018

‘Internships’ too vague to be requirement for graduation, study finds
The Daily Cardinal, October 16, 2017