School’s out and uncertainty runs high, but for undergraduates eager to start on their career paths, online internships and other unique learning opportunities can take them further than they anticipated.

When Bellamy Richardson, a rising sophomore at Williams College and an editor at the college newspaper, found out her in-person summer camp job was cancelled, she turned to the jobs website Handshake. There the aspiring journalist found a post from an alum about a summer internship at the local newspaper, By the Way Berkshires. It’s remote, but it’s paid. “My role is to interview organizations and local businesses about how Covid is affecting them,” Richardson, 18, says. “I’m bummed about camp, but I’m excited about the internship. I love being an editor for my school paper and this will be an extension of that.”

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