Just for context: I am a computer science major doing a software engineering internship at a pretty big company.
So let me start this out by mentioning that the internship I'm doing right now is great. I like my managers/mentor, I get along with the other inters, my task is challenging but interesting, and I've enjoyed my time so far (2 weeks) as an intern, even though I really haven't done much because my mentor has been super busy.
I was brought on as an intern to work on a project for 6 months headed by my mentor and I. It's an internal tool that'll supposedly improve certain processes through automation. I've only met with my mentor once because these past few weeks he's had another project taking up all his time.
Anyway, when I first applied I only wanted to work for 2 months so I could go back to school in September. However they wanted me to work for 6, which meant I would have to take a semester off. I am a senior with two semesters left, so taking a semester off meant my graduation would be pushed back by about 6 months which made me reluctant to accept, but after talking to my adviser I decided to take the opportunity.
However recently I've learnt that taking a semester off may cause more problems for me than I initially imagined. Our school just switched from a trimester systems back to a semester system, which already caused my graduation to be pushed back a couple of months (originally slated to graduate in February - now graduation is late April). Taking this semester off initially would have meant an estimated graduation date sometime in December, but due to the shift in schedule the availability of some of the senior level computer science classes may cause my graduation to be extended to 2019, which is not desirable. The biggest dilemma for me is that missing a semester will cause me to lose out on a merit scholarship that I heavily rely on to go to school.
When I accepted the internship, I understood the consequences but now thanks to some new info it seems much worse, and I'm honestly considering going back to school instead of finishing my internship. Since I am not the best at confronting these difficult situations, I was wondering how I should bring it up to my manager. Also, will I still be able to list this on my resume as a "2 month internship"? This is my first time experiencing something like this and I'm not sure how to go about things. I'm definitely going to talk to my manager and see what he thinks, I'm just not sure how I should bring it up.
Thank you in advance for your help. Please let me know if I am missing any crucial details!