New for Fall 2020, Launch Bridges offers short-term (usually between 20 and 40 hours over 2-8 weeks), project-based, virtual internships with a Drew community partner that provide accessible experiential learning and transferable skill development opportunities. These micro-internships expand your network of mentors, help you learn to navigate the current workforce, and help you explore potential career paths. The commitment level of these experiences makes them an easy fit to your academic semester schedule, allowing you to easily continue building valuable professional experiences.
Project-based internships are open to all current Drew students and recent Drew alums. Please be sure to review the project requirements before submitting an application to make sure the project is a good fit for you!
•Short-term, virtual experiences: Opportunities should last 20 to 40 hours, over the course of about two to eight weeks, depending on the number of hours anticipated.
• Defined goals: Projects should have a concrete deliverable that can be completed in the set timeframe.
• Learning and mentoring opportunity: Beyond the completion of a project, Launch Bridges provides learning and mentoring opportunities for students; for example, your feedback on student progress and the development of their transferable skills, as well as your insights into the career applications of the project, are invaluable. Students will also have access to additional support while working on your project through the Drew network, including the Launch Center staff and community members in Drew Connect.
• Compensation options: While project facilitators are encouraged to fund their project if they are able, unpaid opportunities can be shared as long as they are true experiential learning opportunities for our students and comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act Internship Rules.
We’ve built the process for finding projects to be as simple as possible. Complete the steps below to begin:
You must join the Drew Connect platform fully in order to effectively find a project. It’s best to have your profile completed before applying for a project. Some projects will also require a résumé and additional documents, but each project description will clarify needed materials. Creating a DrewConnect profile is easy:
Open projects can be found after logging into DrewConnect. Simply click on the “Projects” button in the top blue banner to see the list. Any active projects will be displayed, along with their duration and due date, as well as whether or not they’re paid positions.
Different projects may have different application requirements. You may be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, or other documentation. Regardless of the requirements, remember to complete your DrewConnect profile as much as possible to best highlight your skills to potential project supervisors.
The DrewConnect Bridges platform will guide you through the steps of your internship, from reaching out to the project supervisor for your initial consultation, reflective project check-in points, and more. Staying in close contact with your supervisor is critical as well; you’ll need to make sure your work continues to line up with the demands of the project.
Have questions about a project-based internship? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If your question has to do with the DrewConnect platform, the signup process, or other technical issues, please email email@example.com.
Creating a DrewConnect profile is the first step to finding a project-based internship. Once complete, your profile is visible to the Drew network of alumni mentors who are looking to recruit for different projects.
All open project-based internships are available through DrewConnect; Drew's online networking and mentorship portal. Click the link below to find open projects offered by the Drew network!
Drew is part of the BridgesAlliance, a global network of universities focused on connecting students to experiential learning opportunities in an uncertain time.
Looking for some more information or need a hand getting started? Check in with our Internships Office to get some expert advice.