For students whose schedule does not permit them to complete a traditional onsite semester-long internship, the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center offers alternate experiences to help build your resume and develop your professional and career readiness skills.
Virtual & Micro Internships
If you have questions on any of those programs, please contact the Director of Internships & Experiential Learning by email email@example.com or via phone 717-477-1595.
Shippensburg University is excited to announce a new partnership with Parker Dewey who pioneered the concept of Micro-Internships.
Micro-Internships are short-term, professional, paid work experiences many of which can be completed remotely. They are great for first-year students, sophomores, international students, student-athletes, or any student that wants to build their portfolio of experiences on their own, flexible schedule.
Through Micro-Internships, you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional network. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are available all year-round.
New Micro-Internship opportunities are being posted daily. If you are interested, here’s how to get started:
- Create an account here
- Fill out your profile as completely as possible (takes ~5 minutes)
- Review current Micro-Internships available
- Apply to projects of interest by providing customized, carefully edited responses to the application questions
- Be sure to check the platform regularly for new opportunities
Through a partnership with Forage, Shippensburg University students can complete virtual tasks and projects related to their field of study. Those projects have been developed by leading global industry leaders in banking, consulting, finance, engineering, sales, marketing, and healthcare.
Completed projects earn certificates that can be shared on LinkedIn or added to your licenses and certifications credentials on your resume. Those experiences can also be listed as extra-curricular activities. Chose just one project or complete them all to make yourself and your skillset more marketable to employers.
Access experiences here.
Virtual Student Federal Service
Since 2009, more than 10,000 U.S. citizen college students have advanced the work of the federal government through Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) internships.
VSFS is a nine-month remote internship open to U.S. citizens who are high school graduates enrolled in higher education at the time of their application and participation. Participants can be half-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students. Because the program is virtual, students can complete the internship from anywhere.
The time commitment is about 10 hours per week during the school year. There are opportunities for all, from political analysis to speechwriting. Internships are unpaid but may be eligible for course credit.
Students apply between July 1-28 on OpenOpps.USAJobs.gov/community/vsfs. Selections are made in August. Internships start in September.