Staying safe in off-campus experiences

Please see our guidelines for staying safe in off-campus experiences for information relevant to students, faculty/staff, and campus partners.

Guidance on hiring and recruiting students during the COVID-19 response

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We know that students, faculty, and our campus, business, industry and community partners are navigating new and unique challenges as a consequence of the coronavirus.

With mandatory closures of many organizations, social distancing requirements, and “shelter in place” orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many interns will be able to complete their internships on-site as planned.

However, we want you to know that we are here to help as you navigate questions and consider how and when to move forward in this new environment.

Need help going virtual?

Please reach out to one of the Career teams directly:

Interested in hiring a VCU student for an upcoming internship opportunity or discussing future hiring needs? Fill out our online survey by April 17 and a Career Services team member will be in touch with you directly to follow-up.

For a short guide, start here...

What to do about internships in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? A short guide to online internships for colleges, students, and employers: A resource guide published by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, UW-Madison, intended for students, career services professionals, faculty and employers who were planning on engaging in traditional face-to-face internships in the Spring or Summer of 2020.

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