Internship positions for May 2020


PoND Procedure and Timeline for Matching Internship Students with Companies:

For Internships Starting May 2020


1) Call for internship postings: Wednesday December 11, 2019.

2) All internship positions will be posted on the PoND website by Wednesday, January 8, 2020

3) PoND students should submit their application packages (including resume and cover letters) along with a ranked list of their top 5 positions to the PoND Program Coordinator by Wednesday, January 15, 2020.*Students must rank and be prepared to accept at least 3 positions

4) The PoND Program Coordinator will send application packages to companies by Thursday, January 16, 2020.

5) Companies should contact students and conduct interviews between Monday, January 20 and Friday, January 30, 2020.

6) Companies should submit a ranked list of their top (up to 3) hireable candidates for each position to the PoND Program Coordinator by Monday, February 3, 2020.

7) Students and companies must not discuss their rankings with each other.

8) In consultation with the ILIAC chair, the PoND Program Coordinator will match students and companies. The matching process will involve a number of factors with the placement of all applying students being the top priority. Therefore, top rankings by students and/or companies will not necessarily lead to a match.

9) The PoND Program Coordinator will inform students and companies of internship assignments by Friday, February 7, 2020. By the same date, the PoND Coordinator will also inform the ILIAC chair of any students who have not been matched with companies. 

10) Companies should contact assigned students with formal offers by Friday, February 14, 2020.

11) If necessary, the ILIAC will meet by Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to discuss finding positions for any unmatched students.

*Note: Students wanting feedback on their resume and cover letters should prepare these well in advance (in December) and submit drafts to the ILIAC member at their institution at the latest by January 6, 2020 in order to receive feedback by January 8, 2020. Cover letter drafts submitted for feedback should be generic (leaving company names and position information blank) so that they can be modified accordingly when the student applies for specific positions.