Hive Internships Projects

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Hive Internship Projects

A Guide for Alumnae, Parents, and Employers

Hive Internship Projects are short-term, virtual experiences that are designed by unbundling long-term internships and separating out individual projects that can be completed remotely. Students benefit from working on a real-world project for an alumna, employer, or parent, while organizations gain timely support from students.

Sample Hive Internship Projects

Fundraising
Fundraising
Supporting nonprofit development work for a youth advocacy foundation
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Logo Design
Designing a new logo and brand for a company in the arts industry
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Communications
Working on a communication and social media project for a public health company
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Online Education
Supporting online curriculum development for a new virtual learning company
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Publishing
Completing an annotated bibliography for a book chapter being written by a professor
Public Health
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Supporting a public health community organization that primarily serves individuals dealing with substance abuse and homelessness

Design a Project

You can design a Hive Internship Project by unbundling a long-term internship and separating out an individual project that can be completed remotely. Students benefit from working on a real-world project, while your company or organization will gain timely support from students. The key components of a Hive Internship Project are:

  • Short-term & virtual: Opportunities should last 40–80 hours, over the course of about 2–4 weeks.
  • Professional experiences: These projects are professional in nature but do not require affiliation with a formal organization. Career Education will review each project before postings are visible to student applicants and will reach out with any questions within 2 business days.
  • Defined goals: Projects should have a concrete goal that can be completed in the set timeframe.
  • Mentorship: Beyond skill-building and completion of a professional task, Hive Internship Projects are learning opportunities for students, supported through your guided mentorship. Career Education has written a resource to help you navigate how to both supervise and support the professional development of a student through your project.
  • Stipend: If a project is paid (a stipend is highly encouraged), the poster is responsible for arranging payment with the student. If payments for the project exceed $600 in any calendar year, the poster is responsible for any necessary tax documents such as a W9 or 1099. 

    If a project is unpaid, the poster is representing that the project meets the requirements of an unpaid internship, as outlined here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships. In general, unpaid projects should not be for work that would otherwise be completed by a paid employee. Unpaid projects should be for the educational benefit of the student.

Tips for Virtual Management

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Providing Virtual Mentorship

Supervising a student remotely comes with some unique challenges, but Career Education has designed a resource to help you create a successful and impactful virtual experience.

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Step-by Step Tips

Our technical support document walks you through how to log-in to The Wellesley Hive and post your Hive Internship Project, and provides answers to FAQs about the posting process.

Contacts

For support posting your Hive Internship Project, please contact:
Project structure, Hive login, & technical questions: hive@wellesley.edu