Goucher Micro-Internships

Goucher Micro-internships are paid, short-term, professional projects, which are completed remotely during winter break.  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, demonstrate skills and explore career options, as well as build their professional network. Students completing micro-Internships will receive micro-awards of $675 for a 45-hour project and $375 for a 25-hour project, as funding permits. The Career Education Office appreciates 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.  Micro-internships are introductory professional experiences for which first years and and sophomores are especially encouraged to apply.

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

Timeline

  • October 16: Deadline for hosts to submit Micro-Internship Host Sign Up Form
  • October 25:  Projects posted in Handshake.  Students need to have a resume uploaded and approved, prior to applying. Learn more here.
  • November 13 @ 12pm: Deadline for students to apply in Handshake to projects of interest.  
  • December 8: Career Education Office notifies students of their project   
  • January 3, 2024: Host and student connect and student starts Goucher Micro-internship
  • January 26, 2024: Deadline for students to complete Micro-Internship projects 

Alumnae/i Hosts

Alumnae/i:  Thank you for your support of Goucher undergraduates by hosting a virtual micro-Internships. Goucher students have skills that can support projects at any organization with which you are affiliated. They will benefit from the opportunity to gain experience. 

A sample of previous Goucher Micro-Internships projects:

  • 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
  • Update marketing collateral for non-profit focused on litter prevention, waste reduction, and environmental beautification 
  • Develop course curriculum for critical thinking skills offered by a literacy non-profit

Other ideas for remote projects:

  • Edit a book/article/newsletter 
  • Conduct market research
  • Analyze data 
  • Create a PowerPoint
  • Research to support a business plan
  • Write technical documentation 

How does it work? 

  • Identify a project that can be completed remotely in the 4-weeks of January 2024.
  • Consider the type of training, supervision and support you can give during that same period. Please see this handout for tips on supporting a virtual micro-intern. 
  • Submit your micro-internship project here by October 16, 2023. 

Other than your time for supervision and mentoring, there is no cost to the alumnae/i hosts. Through the generosity of donors, the Career Education Office is offering a $675 micro-grant to each student who completes a 45-hour remote project and $375 for a 25-hour project. Please note that the number of projects within the scope of Goucher Micro-Internships is limited by available funding and a micro-intern is not guaranteed.

If you have a project beyond the scope of the Goucher Micro-Internships program, please visit our Employer page and post a traditional internship in Handshake.

Please email David.Sibony@goucher.edu with any questions about the program.  

Students

Apply for micro-internships!

  • What: Goucher Micro-internships, short-term, paid, professional projects completed remotely during winter break
  • Why: Gain career-related experience, develop skills, learn career knowledge, and grow your professional network
  • Who: Be mentored by alumnae/i who are hosting projects just for Goucher students
  • When:  Projects completed during Winter Break – January 3-26, 2024
  • How Much:  Earn $675 for a 45-hour project or $375 for a 25-hour project
  • How to Apply:  All projects will be posted in Handshake by October 25th and you'll have until November 13, 2023 to apply.

Eligibility:

  • Must be able to complete a 45- or 25-hour project during January 2024
    • Be thoughtful about your time and only apply to those projects you are sure you can complete during the four weeks of January
    • While you may apply for multiple projects, you will only be offered to complete one micro-internship
    • If you are enrolled in a J-term course, you will only be allowed to complete a 25-hour micro-internship
  • Must be a current student at Goucher
    • Priority given to Sophomores (Class of 2026)
  • Projects are only available to degree seeking students who are 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.

 Application Instructions:

  • All micro-internship will be posted by October 25, 2023 in Handshake.  You can find them by searching Handshake Jobs for “Goucher micro-internship.” 
    • Every student has a Handshake account that you access with your Goucher credentials.
  • Upload your resume in My Documents on your Handshake account.  Learn more here.
  • Apply to as many as you’d like by November 13. Students will only be offered one micro-internship to complete  

Due to the intensive nature and time overlap of J-term experiences, students enrolled in a J-term course will only be allowed to complete a 25-hour micro-internships.

Micro-internships that are 45-hours meet the hour requirement to register for academic credit. Students completing projects of this length may choose to register for an internship course for one credit.  There is a per-credit fee to register for academic credit for internships during winter break.  See the part-time undergraduate section of this page. 

Please email career@goucher.edu with any questions about the program.