The loyd & helen ament astmann career center
The Career Development Center encourages all students to participate in experiential education, (micro) internships, externships, field placement and practicums whether paid or unpaid during the 2021-2022 academic year. However, many students may not be required to participate in these activities if they feel unsafe and should discuss with their advisor alternate credit bearing opportunities in pursuit of their degree. Student safety is always of the utmost importance which has been further underscored during our present CoVid-19 pandemic.
All students choosing to participate in on-ground internships or other experiential opportunities should perform due diligence prior accepting an employment or experiential offer.
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO/CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- Find out whether the position can be done remotely, hybrid, or totally on-ground.
- Ask for written guidance from the internship site regarding COVID-19 safety procedures and vaccination requirements.
- Read, understand and confirm understanding of all site safety precautions prior to agreeing to the experience.
- Discuss any safety concerns with the site supervisor and their academic advisor.
- Alert your advisor or site supervisor to any health related issues/concerns that may impact your safety and determine if alternate accommodations are necessary.
Students should refrain from using the typical business handshake and must wash hands
frequently during their internship experience. Illnesses should be immediately reported
to Franklin Pierce University according to Student Involvement guidelines.
All students attending classes on the Rindge Campus or in our academic centers beginning with the Fall 2021 semester/term must be fully vaccinated, and have provided a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to Health Services or their graduate program director prior to their arrival on the Rindge Campus or at either of our academic centers in New Hampshire. Students may receive exemption from the required COVID-19 vaccination if they have an appropriate medical or religious accommodation approved.
Key resources for information about COVID-19 include:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): In addition to the guidelines and updates it provides to the public at large, including the latest on risk assessment, travel, and testing, the CDC has interim guidance for U.S. institutions of higher education.
- The World Health Organization (WHO): WHO provides current information and resources, including the latest updates, protection measures, and travel advice.