There are two important things you need to know as of today, April 17, 2020.

  • It is likely there will be NO face-to-face internships approved this summer in the IUP Communications Media Internship Program. 

While there is an appeal process, it is highly unlikely that any internship within our department will meet the standard. My understanding is for face-to-face internships we can only use sites that adhere to the Centers for Disease Control safety COVID-19 guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html). Prior to embarking on these placements, students would need to determine whether the site is aware of the CDC guidelines and can document they are being followed. Even if the site signs off on these guidelines, it is not certain IUP would agree to a face-to-face internship since they would also weigh whether the work was essential and still did not, in their opinion, pose a health risk to the student. I just don’t see this happening in the next three weeks.

  • The deadline for applying to the COMM Department Remote Internship; The IUP TV / FM Internship; and the CMPR Remote internship is Monday, April 20, 2020! 

There are only a few days left to apply for the remote internship opportunities provided by the department. The applications are linked on the main menu above. DO NOT DELAY! If you need an internship this summer, apply as soon as possible to ensure that you will be placed and be eligible to graduate! While the department will continue to accept applications from other internship sites, even as late as June, we may not be able to continue to offer the remote internship opportunity through the department that late. For now, the deadline is MONDAY!

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