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Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 19/03/2020.

The situation with regards to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing every day and at speed, and we appreciate that this has caused concern and uncertainty for many students who have already applied to international summer internships. If you are currently making the decision about whether to accept an internship offer, please consider the following:

  • Do you have, or can you get travel insurance?
  • Are there any visa restrictions for the part of the world you are travelling to?
  • Would you know what to do if your country, or the country you are thinking of travelling to imposes travel restrictions, requests you to self isolate or goes into lockdown?
  • If you are concerned, could you negotiate with your host employer to complete the project you have applied to remotely?

We have sent a reminder to all hosts that are taking part in the Summer Internship Programme to stay up to date with the latest official coronavirus guidance that relates to their location. A large number of internships have migrated to remote-working internships while others have been postponed. Please discuss your requirements directly with your internship host but note that there is no obligation to go ahead with an internship.