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.
- 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
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:
- A book/article/newsletter you’re writing that you need edited
- Market research or graphic design
- Data that needs to be analyzed
- Use the project ideas offered by Parker Dewey
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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for micro-internships through Parker-Dewey in 3 easy steps:
- 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.
- Look at the “Featured Projects” to find micro-internships just for Goucher students
- Apply to as many as you’d like by November 1st
Process is closed for January 2022.