The University of Lynchburg will offer an extended J-Term this year, thanks to the condensed fall semester, which wraps up Tuesday, Nov. 24. This year, J-Term will run from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
As a result, students who choose to do an internship during winter break can earn more credit hours than usual. “It’s a great opportunity,” Dr. Chip Walton, associate provost and dean of general studies, said.
“We’re allowing them to do up to eight hours of internship credit. It’s the biggest advantage of the longer break: Folks who wanted to do a seven- or eight-week internship would have the opportunity to do it.”
For those who haven’t yet secured an internship, the University’s Career and Professionalism Center can help. “We offer students many resources for finding both virtual and in-person internships,” Kara Douglas, career and internship counselor, said.
She added, however, that students who choose in-person internships during the pandemic “do so at their own risk.”
Douglas said the center has created a Google site where students can find guidance on completing internships during COVID-19 and also learn more about Lynchburg’s internship program.
In addition to internships, about two dozen classes will be offered during J-Term. Undergraduates may take up to six credit hours from numerous disciplines. Graduate courses from the business, education, and athletic training programs are also offered. All classes will be held online and specific days and times can be found on the course schedule.
Registration for J-Term is going on now and extends through the first day of class. For classes, schedules, admission information, and more, visit the J-Term website.