Off-Campus Educational Programs

An important part of Stetson’s overall educational experience is student participation in experiential learning activities (e.g., internships, externships, volunteering, field experiences, practicums, clinicals) at off-campus sites. For the Fall 2021 semester, while students are still encouraged to participate in remote experiences when possible, students may participate in hybrid or full in-person experiences with the condition that they adhere to the following requirements:  

  • If you will be interacting with the campus community through living on campus, taking in-person classes (face-to-face or hybrid), or utilizing campus resources, then you are required to participate in Stetson-sponsored free COVID-19 testing on your respective campus (DeLand or Gulfport) at regular intervals throughout the duration of your off-campus experience. If students are unable to participate in testing for any reason, including the need to get tested off-campus, they must request an exemption in advance of each testing date by emailing [email protected]. (Vaccinated individuals do not need to participate in regular testing, but are still encouraged to do so.)  

  • Review and sign a COVID-19 “Acknowledgement of Risk Form” before participating in an off-campus educational program. Forms should be returned to your program point person. 

  • Be aware of safety and health guidelines regarding COVID-19 provided by Centers for Disease Control (CDC)and Florida Department of Health. 

  • Follow all Stetson requirements as outlined on the Polices section of the Safer Stetson site, such as wearing face coverings, physical distancing and proper hygiene practices. Students should also follow any additional safety protocols deemed necessary by their host sites.  

  • Report any safety concerns about your host site immediately by emailing your faculty instructor or “point person” for your respective program and/or through the COVID-19 “Report a Concern” form. 

  • Follow Stetson’s Health Response Protocol if you come into direct or indirect contact with an individual(s) at your host site that tests positive for COVID-19. (Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if it has been at least 2 weeks since they have received the full vaccine and they are not experiencing any symptoms). 

  • Contact the point person (see list below) for your respective program as soon as possible if you need to request an accommodation related to participation in an off-campus experience that is required for major, minor, graduation or licensure requirements. You should ask your department if there are alternative virtual or on-campus experiences to satisfy the requirement. If no alternative arrangements can be made, students should consider how this decision will impact their timeline to graduation and/or licensure. Students should meet with their faculty adviser to review and update their timeline to graduation plan. 


Point Person(s) Per Off-Campus Educational Program 

Undergraduate For-Credit Internships 

Non-Credit Internships for SOBA ELR 

Graduate Education Internships 

Center for Community Engagement 

Graduate Counselor Education Practicums and Internships 

College of Law Externships and Clinics