With the traditional summer internship season approaching, students are navigating the challenge of finding and applying for summer career opportunities during the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
Lucy-Rose Dyson, a first-year mathematics major at UNC, said she has begun her search for actuarial and accounting summer internship roles for the 2021 season. She said several firms have delayed their application periods in order to figure out how to host their programs during COVID-19.
As a British student who was unable to come to the U.S. due to the pandemic, Dyson said she has been searching for internships in England instead.
“Most likely, interviews will be held via Zoom or telephone call as many people are still working from home in the U.K. and offices have not returned to full capacity," Dyson said.
JessieAnne D'Amico, an English and comparative literature major at UNC, said she has been meeting with her adviser to begin plans for a summer internship in 2021. As a first-year transfer student, she said she was looking forward to having resources on campus in order to help her find the right fit for the upcoming summer.