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Fieldwork, Internships, Clinical Placements, and Student Teaching

Updated April 20, 2021

This content pertains to internships, student teaching, and clinical placements scheduled to begin in Summer 2021.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Effective May 14, 2021, site/facility and student acknowledgment letters will no longer be required to proceed with in-person internships, clinical placements, and student teaching assignments. Undergraduate and graduate students will be able to choose to participate in virtual, remote, and/or in-person internships, clinical placements, or student teaching experiences. You are encouraged to consult with your academic advisor to ensure the experience is aligned with the expectations of your program of study. 

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.

COVID-19 Resources

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.

NYU Covid-19 Safety and Health

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

Internships and Job Search Resources

Steinhardt students are among the most competitive candidates because of the depth of their experience, the diversity of their networks, and the strength of their technical skills. That will remain true even as hiring slows, so it is critical to focus on your development in those three areas - experience, networks, and skills.

The Wasserman Center has expanded their virtual offerings to ensure you have the support you need. You can speak with a coach & attend virtual programs through Handshake.

  • 30-minute virtual career coaching appointments
  • Virtual Drop-ins for undergraduate students 
  • Virtual group coaching for graduate students and postdocs
  • An average of 10-15 virtual events per week

New job search resources addressing the current economic climate are also available:  

The Wasserman Center Blog is continually updated with links to external articles and resources on job & internship searching in the time of Coronavirus