Hive Internship Projects: Student FAQs

What is a Hive Internship Project?

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 or employer, while organizations gain timely support from students. Opportunities run for 40 hours over the course of 4 weeks during Wintersession (January 4 - January 29).

 

Am I eligible to apply for Hive Internship Projects? 

During the January Project, eligibility is limited to currently enrolled juniors and seniors. 

 

Are these paid opportunities?

All Hive Internship Projects are unpaid by Wellesley College; however, employers may choose to compensate students per internal best practices or HR guidelines. Compensation will be handled between the employer and the student following the hiring process within the Hive. Students who complete a Hive Internship Project can be awarded .5 non-academic credit for their experience upon completion of a Hive Pathway, which you will be able to access upon being hired for a project.

 

How many projects can I apply to? 

You can apply to as many projects as you would like, but you will only be eligible to complete one project in January.

Where can I find a list of available Hive Internship Projects? 

Please log into the Wellesley Hive. Go to the Opportunities section, and select Explore Projects under Experiential Learning Project to view all the available Hive Internship Projects. Projects can be filtered by Industries. Students may apply for projects of interest between November 16 and December 1, 2020.

What if I don’t see a project that’s interesting to me? 

Please continue to check back into The Hive between November 16 and December 1 to view all available projects. Being open to a variety of projects will enable you to gain skills regardless of whether the project perfectly aligns with your industry or interest or not. Think broadly about the skills and type of experience you’d like to gain through your Hive Internship Project, and remember that you can likely achieve these goals through work in many different industries. 

For example, you might be interested in communications and marketing and hope to find a project with a media company. However, work related to communications and marketing can be found across all industries. Maybe you’ll come across a project to create a social media strategy for a healthcare start-up, or a project to create web and print materials for a food back. Neither organization may be a media company, but both projects will enable you to gain relevant skills and experience.

 

How do I apply for a Hive Internship Project? 

  • Log into the Wellesley Hive. Go to the Opportunities section, and click on Projects. 
  • Explore the available projects by clicking on project name to see details.
  • To apply, click on Apply Now in the project details page.
  • You will need to upload your resume, and responses to two questions that speak to your interest in the project and the strengths you will bring to the work (250 words max per response). The employer might request additional documents; make sure to read through the instructions. 
  • Click Submit when pdfs of all the required documents are uploaded. 
    • Note: Once submitted, an application cannot be withdrawn or edited. Make sure that your application is complete and final before submitting.
  • Congratulations! You will see Applied highlighted beneath the opportunity to indicate your success.

What’s the application timeline and when should I apply? 

Students may apply for projects of interest between November 16 and December 1, 2020. Employers will interview and select final candidates by December 15. 

 

I applied! What do I do now? 

Employers will reach out to applicants directly. Some alumnae/employers may virtually interview you, while others may simply communicate over email. Make sure to be on the lookout for communications so that you don’t miss an interview request. 

If you receive an offer, you will have 2 days to commit or decline the offer. If you apply to multiple projects, it is possible that you might receive multiple offers. Once you accept one project, please respond back to the other hiring managers through your inbox in The Hive to decline the other offers and open the opportunity back to other students.

How can I make the most of my Hive Internship Project?

The College Career Mentor team has written a resource to help you make the most of your time working on your project.  It provides helpful guidance and strategies for working on virtual projects, including:

  • Building a relationship with your supervisor
  • Communicating clearly
  • Dealing with different time zones
  • Staying organized
  • Finding motivation and staying on task
  • Taking initiative and being resourceful
  • Creating boundaries

 

How will I be supported by Career Education throughout my project?

Throughout your experience, all participants will be supported by Career Education Pathways that are designed to offer experiential learning resources and reflection exercises throughout the summer. All students who are engaging in Hive Internship Projects this summer will be given access to the Pathway at the start of their project.

 

 

How will I be supported by Career Education throughout my project?

Throughout your experience, all participants will be supported by Career Education Pathways that are designed to offer experiential learning resources and reflection exercises throughout the summer. All students who are engaging in Hive Internship Projects this summer will be given access to the Pathway at the start of their project. We also encourage you to make an appointment with your College Career Mentor or a Career Community Advisor at any stage of the experience.