This is my experience with my son - any internships that gave dates - and it’s maybe a third or half - they were 10-12 weeks and mid-may to either end July (like his last year) or mid-August.
He was able to choose two weeks to which start - a major Fortune 500 company.
He had to eliminate some this year to apply based on published dates (they ended too late) but I just asked him and he said most give specific dates.
But I totally understand with all the great schools on the quarter system, there has to be some give there.
My initial comment, as stated, was for U of Denver- my daughter’s BF is a first year and he made the comment based on info from his fraternity brothers - that it’s a problem. They are also very late. They are starting their 2nd quarter after xmas - so perhaps it’s school specific (as I originally noted). That said, Denver is a fine school - so I’m sure they are able to place people.
it’s all anecdotoal.
According to the school - in 2018 (the last year they have comparative date) - 88.4% had successful outcomes within 6 months vs. 85.9% for the US and 78.1% in the Rocky Mountain region.
They show the class of 19 at 90.3% but have no comparable data points of region or nation.
Of the students they reached (only 68.9%, seems low to me for a private) - 70.8% said they had at least one internship and 29.2% said none. Of course, we don’t know if that one was paid or not.
Perhaps, like anything else, that’s kid driven - but that seems awfully low to me.
But again, maybe it’s school specific.