Internships get canceled or go virtual because of pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Even as economies slowly reopen, the global coronavirus crisis is disrupting summer internships, an important stepping stone to working life for many university students and recent graduates. About half of all internship openings in the U.S. have been cut since the pandemic outbreak, and even more in the U.K. Some companies are making their internships virtual – mirroring the work-from-home trend that’s swept office life during the pandemic. But that will not be quite the same for interns, who will lack the in-person networking that can help them get jobs.