Center for Community Engagement

Academic Internship

Neil Pathak transplants plants at the canning area during his internship with TreeTown Nurseries in Fallbrook, CA.

Neil Pathak transplants plants at the canning area during his internship with TreeTown Nurseries in Fallbrook, CA.

FACULTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Based on State and public health orders, Chancellor’s Office directives, and Risk Management counsel, the following campus guidelines have been established to help navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are subject to change should State and public health instructions so require.

Academic Internships and COVID-19

Yes. CPP students may participate in on-site in-person internship activities for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 in the State of California provided the student and the organization follow current Federal, State, and County public health guidelines effective May 19, 2020. Students and organizations will be required to submit evidence they are in compliance with public health guidelines in BroncoSERV.

Visit the Academic Internship website for more information about the in-person placement guidelines.

 

No. All academic components of the internship normally conducted in the classroom (i.e., class meetings; Career Center workshops; etc.) must be delivered entirely online regardless if the experiential learning portion is on-site or remote.

The BroncoSERV database has been updated with the tag “REMOTE” for finding remote internships. Currently, there are community partners offering remote internships; obviously, not all of them will be appropriate for every major. Type “remote” into the keyword box to search. We continue to secure additional remote internships. Students may also contact organizations in the database not tagged as “remote” and inquire if they would be willing to host an intern remotely.

Students enrolled in experiential learning courses, including internships, should be given a virtual learning option—to the extent allowed by accrediting and credentialing bodies—to complete their course work. This is especially important for majors that require experiential learning. A virtual learning option might be an alternative class or alternative learning assignments. Virtual learning options are determined by the major department and/or faculty supervisor.

Yes. All students doing an internship, remote or on-site, must receive COVID-19 safety training consistent with federal, state, local, and CSU guidance and/or mandates as part of their orientation prior to participating in the experiential learning. This training is embedded in the regular online student placement process via the internship database.

Visit the Academic Internship website for more information about the in-person placement guidelines.

Yes. All students engaged in experiential learning must sign an acknowledgment that they have been informed of and understand the risks to their own health presented by COVID-19. This is embedded in the regular online student placement process via the internship database.

Visit the Academic Internship website for more information about the in-person placement guidelines.

No. Students are informed of COVID-19 guidelines and expectations as part of the student placement process. In addition to being informed of public health orders, students are instructed to inquire about what their workplace protocols regarding COVID-19, e.g., temperature checks, hand sanitizer stations, etc. If the site is open, it should be following public health orders.

Due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19, on-site internships outside the State of California are currently prohibited. Possible exceptions will be considered for students who reside out-of-state. Students should contact us at cce@cpp.edu.

Yes. The new community partner application has been updated to obtain confirmation that the site is in compliance with all current Federal, State and County Public health guidelines. Direct prospective community partners to apply to become a community partner as usual.

To ensure the internship opportunity is posted in a timely manner, please submit a request 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Database Course Setup

Your department will need to nominate the course and submit a proposal to Academic Affairs.

You will need to submit the following forms:

PLEASE NOTE: For non-academic internship contact the Career Center - Handshake.

The internship database is found in BroncoSERV website.

The following forms will need to be completed to initiate a formal campus partnership for academic internships:

To ensure your internship opportunity is posted in a timely manner, please submit a request 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

The Faculty User Guide has detailed instructions for navigating the BroncoSERV database.

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