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This content pertains to Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 internships.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The guidelines below apply to students in all disciplines who are engaged in credit-bearing internships.  

  • Remote internships, student teaching, or telehealth experiences are recommended whenever possible.  
  • In-person or site-based internships may proceed if required for degree completion or professional licensure.  In-person placements must be approved by the program/department internship coordinator and sites must communicate health and safety protocols.  
  • Students will be asked to sign a Student Acknowledgment Form to confirm their understanding of the risks of on-site participation and willingness to engage in on-site clinical activity. Students must complete a form for each in-person clinical placement they undertake. Please contact your internship and fieldwork coordinator for additional information.

Non-credit internships and/or internships that are not required for degree completion may only proceed remotely.

International Students

International students may proceed with internship activities within the U.S. and in some cases in their home country.  In some cases, international internship activities may not be permitted under local law and may not meet degree or licensure requirements.  Students should discuss placement possibilities with program faculty/staff and the Office of Global Services (OGS) to determine feasibility.   

Please review COVID-19 FAQs from the Office of Global Services for common visa/immigration questions and the travel advisory page for concerns about travel restrictions. You may also schedule an online advising appointment with the Office of Global Services.

Symptomatic and Contact Testing

If you display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you must notify the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team immediately, who will facilitate testing for you. Students engaged in on-site fieldwork, internships, clinical placements, and/or student teaching must also adhere to the requirements of the site for approval to resume on-site activity.

Additional Resources

NYU Covid-19 Safety and Health

The Student Health Center will continue to provide clinical care for NYU students with symptoms of COVID-19 and provide individual-level clinical advice for students who are concerned about exposure to someone with COVID-19. Notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team (covid19@nyu.edu) if you: have symptoms of COVID-19; were diagnosed with COVID-19, – or – were in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

NYU: Keep Each Other Safe

CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others

CDC: Social Distancing

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus information from the New York City Department of Health