APRIL 30 UPDATE - SECOND ROUND AVAILABLE
- The Career & Civic Engagement Center is opening a second round for internships funding applications. Today, applicants who submitted applications by the April 25th deadline were notified, and there is some additional funding available. If you are interested in applying, please have your application and your organization verification form submitted by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, May 9. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.
APRIL 16th UPDATES TO DOMESTIC IN-PERSON INTERNSHIPS:
College-funded in person work is permitted for the summer of 2021 after you have completed the semester and left campus. While the College policy for funding in person internships has shifted, it is possible that organizations may still only be able to support remote work. Please communicate with your organizations to determine the best plan for both you and them. We also understand that you may have been planning to be remote all summer and it is fine to continue with that plan. You will still be able to receive College funding. The following are examples of what is permitted with funding from the Career & Civic Engagement Center Summer Internship Funding Program:
Fully remote internship for the entire summer
Start internship remotely, then switch to in-person
Start internship in-person after you have completed the semester and left campus (must meet the minimum of 240 hours to be considered full-time or 120 hours to be part-time across 8-10 weeks)
- Deadline update: We understand that the most recent change in policy to allow for in person internships may mean you are trying to discuss plans with your organization. The deadline to submit the Organization Verification form is being extended to May 6 at 11:59 PM. We still encourage you to have the organization verification form completed by the April 25th deadline as summer funding applications are not considered complete without this form. You must still submit your summer funding application with your internship of interest by the April 25th deadline to be considered for summer funding. Late summer funding applications will not be accepted. Decisions for funding will only be made for applications that include a completed Organization Verification Form.
We recognize that this change can impact students who are in the process of applying for internship funding. We want to support you as best we can in preparation for the April 25th application deadline for internship funding. If you would like to discuss this change further as it relates to your funding application, please contact Jennifer Prudencio at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 1:1 appointment or schedule an appointment in Handshake and select "internship funding" as the appointment type.
Three shifts in the Internship Funding Program for Summer 2021:
- For continued flexibility, we will support both part-time and full-time remote internships:
- Part-time remote internships are a minimum of 120 hours over the summer (less than 30 hours, but more than 15 hours per week for 8-10 weeks)
- Full-time remote internships are a minimum of 240 hours over the summer (30-plus hours a week for 8-10 weeks).
- Students must submit an internship funding form by Sunday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. We extended this deadline by three weeks due the delayed start of the spring semester.
- If you are an international student residing in your home country, we will support remote internships in your home country. For the purpose of the Summer Internship Funding Program, these are not considered international internships. We will also support remote internships where the work is completed in U.S. for an international organization. We will not support any other types of international internships for the summer of 2021. As was the case with study abroad, factors impacting this decision include the unpredictable and changing health conditions and quarantine restrictions around the world; the status of passport and visa processing; the continuation of various travel bans; reduced capacity of many host programs and localities; the U.S. Department of State travel advisories; and the CDC health notices. This decision will not change even if there is a change in the remote internship policy at a later date.
We recognize that any policy changes made at the end of the semester may not allow for adjustments to living and travel plans. As a reminder, this policy only pertains to College-sponsored internships. If you are not pursuing funding for your summer internship, you can make your own decisions about whether you do a remote or in-person internship based on your personal situation and the situation in your community.
Below are some answers to additional questions you might have about summer of 2021. We will continue to add to this section as more questions come up.
What does the summer 2021 summer funding policy mean for me?
Students can set up remote internships or in-person internships.
- If you are an international student residing in your home country, we will support remote and in person internships in your home country. For the purpose of the Summer Internship Funding Program, these are not considered international internships. We will also support remote internships where the work is done in U.S. for an international organization.
- Full-time internships will be awarded $4,000 (minus the typical 20-25% in payroll taxes) through Bryn Mawr payroll
- Part-time internships will be awarded $2,000 (minus the typical 20-25% in payroll taxes) through Bryn Mawr payroll
- If your organization does not have the ability to craft a full-time remote internship (over 30-plus hours), the Center is willing to work with you to supplement your work hours by adding supplemental assignments to the Beyond Bryn Mawr Internship Program so you can reach a minimum total of 240 hours for the summer. Your funding would then be $4,000 (minus the typical 20-25% in payroll taxes). For example, if your internship is only 15 hours a week for eight weeks (120 hours), you can commit to that and the Center will provide 120 hours of additional tasks through the Beyond Bryn Mawr Internship Program for a total of 240 hours.
- For those doing full-time internships, we will continue to offer the 0.5 credit Personal Development Course at no additional cost for those who are interested or for those who need the course as part of their authorization for Curricular Practical Training.
When will the summer funding application go live?
The application will go live by Jan. 15, 2021.
What if I my internship organization says the internship must take place in-person? Should I still apply for funding?
- Yes, we encourage you to still apply to funding, though also encourage you to work with your organization to consider a remote option. The College policy, as of April 16, will now support domestic in-person internships starting once the semester is complete and you have left campus.
Why are you deciding in January that funding can only be provided for internships that are remote? Can’t you wait until later in the semester to see how things evolve?
- We want to provide information so that those seeking funding for internships and designing internships with organizations can plan ahead and make decisions about how they will spend their summer. It is unlikely that additional pandemic information will be available until April or May and at that point we would not be able to collect applications, review applications, select and pay students in a timely manner. To receive your first payments on June 10 payroll needs information the week of May 16. We feel strongly that advising students to plan for remote work from the start will greatly reduce the confusion and frustration that could happen at the end of an already challenging academic year.
What if I have already received the COVID-19 vaccination? Does that I mean I can do my internship in-person?
No, at this time, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not a factor in granting funding for internships.
Will programs like Summer of Science Research be housing students on campus?
Information on Summer Housing is available here.