Marist students, who are planning to apply for internships in the Fall 2020 semester, are encouraged to consider the types and requirements of internship situations which are most appropriate for them. Considering COVID-19 and these unprecedented circumstances, students may wish to consult with their families or physicians in making a decision about internships. Students are encouraged to discuss the internship opportunity details with the site supervisor and to then decide whether the internship requirements would be an appropriate experience for them.
This also applies to fieldwork and student teaching.
Students should discuss any concerns with their Marist Internship Faculty Coordinator.
Q: Can I participate in a Fall 2020 internship?
A: Yes, but students should work with their Internship Faculty Coordinator to determine a schedule to ensure the completion of required hours.
Q: Who is my Internship Faculty Coordinator?
A: Students can find their Internship Faculty Coordinator here: marist.edu/academic-resources/career-services/students/internship
Q: How will my internship be impacted by the new Fall 2020 calendar?
A: Given the revised Fall 2020 academic calendar, students who plan to begin internships on ground AND who plan to leave the area for the duration of the semester following Thanksgiving break will need to either complete all internship hours prior to the Thanksgiving break or speak with their site supervisors about alternate arrangements to complete required hours.
Q: What if I am participating in a required internship during the Fall semester and I am unable to complete the hours needed for graduation?
A: Students should work with their Internship Faculty Coordinator to determine a plan for the completion of hours.
Q: What if I have already registered for a Fall 2020 internship and my end date is after Thanksgiving break?
A: Students should speak with their internship site and Internship Faculty Coordinator to determine a plan to complete their internship hours before the Thanksgiving break or conduct the remainder of hours remotely if the student is unable to commute to the internship site.
Q: Has the Fall 2020 internship deadline been updated due to the new academic calendar?
A: Yes, the new Fall 2020 internship deadline is Friday, September 4, 2020.
Q: Can I start my internship before the Fall 2020 semester starts to ensure I complete my internship hours?
A: Students should work with their internship site and Internship Faculty Coordinator to determine an appropriate start date.
Q: What if there is an interruption during the Fall 2020 semester that requires students to leave campus?
A: Students should work with their internship site Internship Faculty Coordinator to determine the completion of hours.
Q: What if my Fall 2020 internship has shifted from a virtual format to an in-person internship and I am not comfortable going to the internship site?
A: Students should connect with their Internship Faculty Coordinators to discuss their concerns.
Q: What if I have additional concerns regarding my Fall 2020 internship?
A: Students should contact their Internship Faculty Coordinator or The Center for Career Services: Career.Services@marist.edu or 845-575-3547.