Internships and Covid-19
A Note from the Associate Director of Internship Programming RE: Internships and COVID-19
NEW Online/Remote internships on our internship database (updated as new sites are confirmed)!
Regarding internships during the pandemic, internships are on a case-by-case basis. Some organizations will be moving forward with internships as-planned, including in-person internships, oftentimes in essential areas. Many will be transforming experiences to be remote. Some will move internships into future dates or cancel altogether. It is totally up to the internship site and their comfort level. You should still reach out to internship sites to inquire about opportunities.
However, it will be imperative to have a “back-up” plan in place. Be sure to have other course options if you are using your internship for credit toward graduation. You can chat about your options with an academic advisor by
Before a student receives a permission code, ALL internships, volunteer opportunties, and jobs-for-credit now require pre-approval. Students must fill out this form to begin the approval process. Be sure to provide as much information as possible on the required form to expedite approval. Due to the new approval processes, please keep in mind it may take longer than usual to receive a permission code.
You can find add/drop dates here. Use the add/drop date as your deadline to decide if an internship will be feasible. In some cases, if you are able to begin an internship later in the semester, I may be able to get you late-added to an internship course for credit, but do not count on this option.
Also remember: depending on your work, you may be able to get academic credit for your current part- or full-time job. You can fill out this form to apply for credit.
As always, I am here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to talk through your options, I’m happy to chat. You can email me or make an appointment.
If your major/minor/certificate requires an internship for completion, let me know and I can get you pointed in the right direction on who to talk to about this.
Keep updated on COVID-19 news from the U here.