Goucher Micro-Internships

Goucher Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects, which are completed remotely.  These projects will be hosted and mentored by Goucher alumnae/i and are just for Goucher students.

These project-based micro-internships offer students an opportunity to gain career-related work experience to demonstrate skills and explore career options, as well as build their professional network.  Students completing micro-Internships will receive micro-awards of $500 for a 40-hour project and $312.50 for a 25-hour project as funding permits.  The Career Education Office is thankful to our generous donors who make this funding possible.

Goucher Micro-internships are part of the Internship Accelerator, a program to offer every Goucher student transformative learning experiences by providing a structured, scaffolded approach to internships.  The target of this program will be Goucher sophomores seeking introductory professional experience.

The Micro-Internships program is a joint effort between the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and the Career Education Office and is powered via the Parker Dewey platform.

Timeline

  • October 15, 2021: Deadline for host to submit projects via Parker Dewey (intern not guaranteed)
  • November 1, 2021: Deadline for students to apply (micro-internship not guaranteed). Hosts may begin hiring/selection process via Parker Dewey
  • December 1, 2021: Deadline for hosts to select intern(s) and indicate selection in Parker Dewey
  • Winter Break 2022: Host and student connect, and student starts Goucher Micro-internship
  • January 28, 2022: Deadline for students to complete Micro-Internship projects and hosts to notify Parker Dewey of completion

Alumnae/I Hosts

Alumni: Post your Goucher Micro-Internship with Parker Dewey!

Previous Goucher Micro-Internships projects include:

  • Research to find institutional and individual funding sources for an arts non-profit
  • Develop strategy to grow social media following of a small business
  • Provide administrative support to virtual volunteering event for a community service organization
  • Assist with basic candidate review and schedule interviews for a higher education institution
  • Develop list of resources and information to support families for a health care system

Think outside the box - REMOTE projects could also be:

Goucher students are talented with a range of skills and are eager to gain experience. Please consider any short-term REMOTE projects needed by any organization with which you’re affiliated. 

How does it work? 
Due to the generosity of donors, the Career Education Office is offering a $500 micro-grant to each student who completes a 40-hour remote project and $312.50 for a 25-hour project. Please note that the number of projects within the scope of Goucher Micro-Internships is limited by available funding.

Post your Goucher Micro-Internship on Parker Dewey.

If you’re able to provide a project beyond the scope of the Goucher Micro-Internships grant, please visit our Employer page.

Please see this handout for tips on supporting a virtual micro-intern.

Please email Amy Eddy at amy.eddy@goucher.edu  with any questions about the program.  If questions about Parker Dewey, please contact goucher@parkerdewey.com.

Student Information

Apply for micro-internships through Parker-Dewey

  • What: Goucher Micro-internships, short-term, paid, professional projects completed remotely
  • Why: Gain career-related experience, develop skills, learn career knowledge, and grow professional network
  • Who: Be mentored by alumnae/i who are hosting projects just for Goucher students
  • When:  Projects completed during Winter Break – January 3-28, 2022
  • How Much:  Earn $500 for a 40-hour project or $312.50 for a 25-hour project
  • Where: Apply on our posting site powered by Parker Dewey (coming soon!)
  • What it is NOT:  Micro-internships do not meet the requirements for academic credit and therefore will not meet any academic requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Must be able to complete a 40- or 25-hour project during Winter Break – January 2022
    • Be thoughtful about your time and only apply to those projects you are sure you can complete during Winter Break
  • Must be a current student at Goucher
    • Priority given to Sophomores (Class of 2024)
  • Projects completed through Parker Dewey are only available to U.S. citizens, noncitizens with unrestricted work authorization or international students in F-1 status with approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT).  Questions? Contact karen.sykes@goucher.edu

Apply for micro-internships through Parker-Dewey in 3 easy steps:

  1. Create a profile here: https://info.parkerdewey.com/goucher. Be sure to add Goucher on the Education tab and upload a resume to your profile.
  2. Look at the “Featured Projects” to find micro-internships just for Goucher students
  3. Apply to as many as you’d like by November 1st

Please email career@goucher.edu with any questions about the program.  If questions about Parker Dewey, please contact goucher@parkerdewey.com.