Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – I Finally Have the Internship I Always Wanted, Now What?

June 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Elaine Raybourn

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote work, ECP and the IDEAS Productivity project launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely, which explores important topics in this area.


  • Many virtual student internship programs across the national labs complex, industry, and academia are underway with students working remotely while geographically dispersed. What does a “virtual internship” lack, and what changes to mentoring or onboarding must be made? How can students get the most out of their internships—what opportunities should they look for, and how can they prepare for challenges? In the ninth installment of the panel discussion series, seasoned scientists offer career advice for students and early career scientists on weathering a pandemic, time management, and how to adjust to long-term changes while working remotely.


  • Dorian Arnold, Emory University
  • Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Christine Harvey, The MITRE Corporation
  • Jay Lofstead, Sandia National Laboratories,


  • Ashley Barker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Elaine Raybourn, Sandia National Laboratories