Covid-19 NAFTrack Course and Internship Credits

Covid-19 NAFTrack Course and Internship Credits

Updates as of 4/21/2020

We are continuing to monitor the developments around COVID-19 and its effects on NAF-related activities.    As a result of what we have experienced thus far, there have been a number of considerations that NAF is providing as it relates to NAFTrack Certification course and internship credit for students.

The following information outlines the provisions for course and internship credit in NAFTrack Certification:
  1. Credit will be given to all active academy students that have been properly uploaded in NAFTrack Certification and enrolled in 2nd semester and/or year-long courses for the 2019-20 school year
  2. Credit will be given to all internships that are properly uploaded in the NAFTrack Certification system with a starting date between August 1, 2019 and March 15, 2020 to satisfy the internship requirement for NAFTrack Certification (see below video for a more thorough explanation if internship scenarios).

NAF has also produced a short video walkthrough of what needs to be done in NAFTrack Certification so that students can receive course and internship credit:



Internship Credit Opportunities

(GROUP A) - Internships between 8.1.19 and 3.15.20

-       For those students who started an internship between August 1, 2019 and March 15, 2020: Students should be uploaded into NAFTrack and assigned an internship by May 15.

-       Even if those students did not meet hour requirements, paid requirements, and/or didn’t have a completed internship assessment in the system, they will be counted as having met NAFTrack internship requirements.

-       We are programming our system to automatically adjust these internships to “met requirements” at the end of May.

-       We made this change due to the fact that there were many students in the system who would have completed the internship (marked as pending), but due to the abbreviated year may not have been able to meet the requirements. You can count clinicals in this group if they started within this timeframe.

 

(GROUP B) - Temporary Internship Requirements until May 2021

-       For those students who will start an internship (which may include clinicals) between now and May 30, 2021, the internships should meet the following updated requirements which offer more flexibility:

o   80+ hours

o   Direct supervision by an accountable adult who is not the student’s teacher

o   Paid, compensated, or volunteer (i.e. unpaid)

o   Completion of the NAFTrack Internship Assessment by the student’s intern supervisor at the end of the internship

 

(GROUP C) - Internship Alternative Options

-       For those students who would have typically been eligible for an internship this year, but were unable to solidify an opportunity, we are in the process of identifying alternatives to internships that can count towards NAFTrack Certification.

-       Our goal with these are to still help  students master some of the skills that they hone in an internship, but could take place throughout the school year.

-       Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.




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