Internships, Cooperative Education, Research Experiences, and Service-Learning & Community Engagement
April 1, 2021
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
In light of the public health guidance and the increasing availability of vaccinations, UMBC is entering a new phase for off-campus applied learning activities. For applied learning experiences beginning in Summer 2021, UMBC is no longer requiring formal COVID-19 health and safety review and approval of individual applied learning experiences. We strongly encourage that, if available, students get fully vaccinated, when eligible, before starting an internship or as soon as possible after the start. While we are excited for this new phase of applied learning experiences, we also know that the pandemic is far from over and that the University must remain vigilant and be prepared to modify our plans accordingly. We will continue to rigorously follow local, state, and federal public health guidance regarding such safety measures as testing, symptom tracking, mandatory mask wearing, hygiene, ventilation, physical distancing, and space occupancy.
In addition, we require and expect students engaged in these activities to:
- Continue practicing all COVID-19 health and safety protocols according to CDC guidance and comply with state and local mandates.
- Be aware of, and comply with, current health and safety protocols at the site, including whether they have returned to face-to-face interactions or are working alternating days on site.
If any additional guidance is needed, or you have health and safety concerns at your site, please reach out to your applied learning instructor or:
Philip Rous, Provost