Updated on April 20, 2020 – Dates Effective for Summer 2020 Internships
November 8, 2019 11:00 pm – Deadline to confirm your attendance for the University Commencement Ceremony
November 15, 2019 – Deadline to apply for graduation in May.
April 1, 2020 – Deadline to apply for graduation in August.
This is the date that matters most to seniors who are completing their internships this summer.
April 3, 2020 – Unaffiliated Internship Target Date Last day to notify the Internship Coordinator that your internship site needs an affiliation agreement with IUP and be sure it will be considered. After this date, applications that require an affiliation agreement will be processed but possibly not in time to be approved for a May 11th start. April 15, 2020 – Affiliated Internship Target Date Deadline to turn in required documents: Internship Application, written offer, and training certificates to the Internship Coordinator. Internship applications may still be submitted but each passing day makes it less likely that the internship will be reviewed and approved in time to start on May 11th.
May 1, 2020 (End of Spring Semester) – Absolute Deadline for All New Applications
The absolute deadline for internship applications, affiliated or not. No internship applications will be accepted after this date. If you are already applied for and were assigned to a COMM Department Remote Internship, you may convert it to an external internship through the end of June 2020. You may only continue to seek and negotiate for an external internship if you applied for and were assigned to a COMM Department Remote Internship prior to May 1, 2020.
May 5, 2020 (End of Spring Semester) – Registration for Internships Begins
You will be notified by email when you are able to register for your internship credits and the CRN# for your section will be included in that email. Don’t pester the internship coordinator.
May 8, 2020 – Registration for Internships Ends
If you are not registered for your internship by this date, you will be dropped from the internship for the summer. This is not reversible.
May 11, 2020
Earliest day to begin your internship.
May 18, 2020
Earliest day to begin your internship if you have below a 2.0 during the Spring semester. This is necessary to verify your spring grades were high enough to meet the 2.0 or higher GPA prerequisite for COMM 493.
June 15, 2020
Last possible date to start the internship and still have enough time to complete the 360 hours before the end of the summer term. You are strongly warned to start your internship well before this date to provide yourself with national holidays, site holidays (if any), sick days, and personal days (if provided by your internship site). This only works if you document 40 hours of working on your COMM 493 materials outside of your 40 hour work week.
August 7, 2020
End of the summer term. Internship hours must be completed by this date.
December 1, 2020 – Deadline to apply