The Academic Phase
(May 20–July 1, 2020)
Boston University has cancelled all on-campus programming for Summer 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The hands-on internship experience, in-person social activities, and interactive professional development workshops are integral parts of our program that are not feasible in a remote format. For this reason, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the Summer Study Internship Program for this year. Please know that we look forward to offering SSIP next year and that we are committed to supporting your academic and career aspirations.
During the first six weeks of the Summer Study Internship Program, you will be enrolled in two summer courses chosen from one of eight academic tracks. Courses are offered by Boston University’s many schools and colleges. To view details, select one of the tracks below:
- Arts Management
- Communication & Creative Media
- Computer Science & Applied Mathematics
- International Studies
- Politics, Public Policy & Law
- Psychology Research & Practice
- Public Health & Social Policy
You will earn 4 semester credits for each completed course, for a total of 8 credits during the Academic Phase. You must earn a grade of C or higher in each course in order to continue on to the Internship Phase of the program. No pass/fail or audit grades are available. There is no refund given if you are withdrawn from the program.
During the Academic Phase, you will prepare for your internship placement by meeting with the program’s internship team and your faculty advisor, and attending workshops covering topics such as interviewing, networking, and self-assessment.
Throughout the program, you will also attend a 2-credit Internship Course. As part of this course curriculum, during the Internship Phase, you will be required to complete a final paper/presentation based on your internship experience.