Internships are an important part of the student experience, and required in many of our programs. The climate has changed but not all internships have been canceled. Some will be different, however. Faculty are urged to be flexible in the structure of these experiences. Career Development staff are prepared for the possibility of remote and micro-internships and will continue to work with students on internship placements both on and off-campus.
Some of our students still plan to study abroad, though this opportunity will depend on travel restrictions.
For programs/projects that require students to collect data and engage in research, faculty should follow best practices in line with social distancing and research guidelines for their fields.
Faculty-led field trips should be limited. Faculty should inform the Provost’s Office of any field trip plans. Approval will depend on the status of COVID-19 spread, location and ability to socially distance while traveling.