Under the growing coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the U.S. since March, the University of Cincinnati has put in place new guidelines for summer internships in hopes of discouraging face-to-face work experiences.

Arriana Bedgood’s hands maneuver swiftly in the air, remaining close to her heart. The classroom is filled with art: paper maches of the human ear, paintings of hands and motivational quotes. She gives the class directions in sign language as another woman interprets what the teacher speaks …