There’s Still Time to Get a (Remote) Summer Internship

Dana Guterman
Published: May 27, 2020

In a typical year, everyone would be pretty excited right now. With Memorial Day weekend behind us, it’s officially summer: long days, no classes, and iced coffees galore.

But this is a summer unlike any other, and for many students, it’s filled with uncertainty—especially when it comes to internships. Whether you have an internship or not, you’re sure to be facing a lot of unknowns right now.

If you’re lucky, you’re taking a crash course on the world of remote work as you prepare for a virtual internship in the weeks ahead. If, like many others, your internship was canceled, you might be scrambling a bit. Maybe you’re considering freelance work, taking online courses, or doing a couple of part-time jobs.

Here’s the good news: It’s not too late to get a remote summer internship! Last week, NPR sat down with Chegg CEO Dan Rosenweig, among others, to discuss the state of summer internships in our COVID-19 reality. And while plenty of internships have been canceled, some companies are stepping up to the plate and offering more opportunities than ever before.