The internship program continues despite the pandemic. Our master students have to be hired by companies for an internship or a master project (diploma).
Since the main goal of the internship program is professional immersion, remote work is usually forbidden to ensure that the student is fully exposed to the work environment.
However, if the company is working remotely due to the pandemic, the student will obviously comply with the rules related to this exceptional situation. During this period, the company must guarantee the student’s integration and immersion in the work environment, through regular contacts with the supervisor and the rest of the team.
However, it is very important that, as soon as possible, the student works on-site, close to the team.
EPFL currently advises students against doing an internship outside the European Union and the Schengen area.