Internships/Experiential Learning and Volunteerism

UNLV Guidance Regarding Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 During the current COVID-19 pandemic, student safety is paramount in internships and other experiential learning opportunities, such as practicums, field work, clinical experiences, and service-learning. UNLV encourages virtual experiential learning opportunities whenever possible during this national emergency. When in-person, site-based experiences are required, colleges, schools, and departments are encouraged to work with students to mitigate risk and/or modify the experience if students express concern for their own safety or their families’ safety during the current pandemic. Additionally, employers that host these experiences for students must: 

UNLV academic and administrative units hosting students from other universities for internships/experiential learning opportunities must follow the above directives, standards, and guidelines, as well as UNLV’s guidelines for Resuming On-Campus Operations. Additionally, students from other universities serving in these roles must follow UNLV COVID-19 On-Campus Health Requirements.

For additional guidance regarding service learning during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact the Office of Service Learning and Leadership at sll@unlv.edu. For additional guidance about other experiential learning opportunities, please contact the Office of Career Services at careerservices@unlv.edu.

UNLV Guidance Regarding In-Person Volunteerism During the COVID-19 Crisis

UNLV encourages faculty, staff, and students to consider the best ways to help the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Philanthropic contributions to area nonprofits are excellent ways to support those most severely affected by this crisis, and virtual volunteerism opportunities are being promoted as they become available. However, UNLV does not endorse, and recommends against, in-person student and faculty/staff volunteerism at this time. Further guidance can be provided by the Office of Community Engagement at UNLVCommunityEngagement@unlv.edu. This guidance is in effect until further notice.