As readers may be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered much discussion among our membership and related stakeholder groups about moving to virtual interviews for the 2020-21 season. Key benefits include include minimizing stress and financial cost to applicants. Feedback from our membership and students has indicated strong support for making virtual interviews "required" as opposed to "preferred," as a means to avoid potential equity problems that may arise if sites permit on-site visits for local candidates.
In light of this, the CCPPP executive is strongly recommending that internship sites offer exclusively virtual interviews for the 2020/21 application cycle.
This recommendation was disseminated to our membership by email on June 15, 2020. Members with questions or feedback about this recommendation are encouraged to participate in the discussion board thread on this topic, or email any member of the executive directly.