I have a feeling that overall there will be a dip in the number of companies hiring for 2021. With that being said, certain industries will be more impacted than others. Additionally, some industries, such as healthcare, may potentially have an increase in it’s number of opportunities. This is definitely a factor to weigh as we pursue co-op/internship searching in the near future.
While it depends on the industry, a lot of companies have been able to transition to online. I believe that there could definitely be less opportunities for next summer, but given the transition many will still be available. Interns are especially useful for a company after the pandemic, so I think they will still be hiring wherever possible.