The good news is we are able to offer in-person internships on a case-by-case basis (see prerequisites in each position description for details). The bad news is COVID-19 is likely to be a risk for the foreseeable future.
Safety is our priority, so for in-person activities to work, the mentor company or organization is required to have a Communicable Disease Plan that meets state, federal, and local guidelines & recommendations for wearing masks, physical distancing, providing hand sanitation stations, and airflow, and communication & quarantine protocols should an exposure occur. Interns will be required to review the mentor’s plan and communicate any concerns in advance of accepting an internship offer. Interns will then sign a waiver agreement that they agree to protocols and understand potential risks. We will continue to adapt to the situation in Oregon and support the safety of students as our top priority.
Potential Interns should be aware that as vaccines become more available, workplaces, organizations, campuses, and laboratories may require interns to have their vaccines as a prerequisite to an in-person program. Please look to position descriptions for clarity or email ASE@saturdayacademy.org for more information on this policy. Vaccination requirements are subject to change at the hosting organization's discretion.
Please note ASE & partner mentors reserve the right to cancel internships at any time due to COVID concerns, or any other reason.