Originally Posted by dumbledoresgirl
Thank you so much for all of your responses, you have been very helpful! It seems a little odd to me that a school can not give you funding for the summer but then also restrict you from working anywhere else...but hopefully everything will work out!
Yeah check your program manual about that. Most competitive practicums these days are going to be 12-month ones, so that does infringe on your time in the summer. If I recall correctly, our program didn't mind if people worked a summer job, but typically faculty tried to keep students around with some funding to work part time at least.
I made a little extra money in the summertime here or there, but I was lucky to have a mentor that was able to fund me through external grants the entire time I was in the program (summers included).
Also - summer is a great time to get ahead on your work. I remember having a thesis summer and one summer I cranked most of my dissertation proposal working from home half time and getting paid on campus half time (plus practicum).