During the spring semester, we’re piloting a new program at Longwood. To provide students with an additional, unique work experience that they’ll be proud to put on their resumes, we’re looking for alumni willing to assemble micro-internships.

A micro-internship is a virtually-managed project that a Longwood student can take on and complete in about 10-20 hours worth of time.

Micro-internships are a relatively easy and efficient way to build relationships with Longwood students and to help them develop their talents while accomplishing needed tasks for the workplace. In turn, these opportunities help students build core professional competencies, such as communication, problem-solving, and initiative

Students that apply to and are approved for a micro-internship will receive financial compensation for their work by Longwood’s Office of Alumni and Career Services and the Longwood Alumni Association. Exact compensation amounts are still to be determined.

More Information About Micro-Internships

Next Steps

Longwood alumni can indicate their interest in hosting a micro-internship by filling out this sign-up form. Several questions have been made optional so that alumni who are interested in participating can sign-up now and then use the intervening time to further consider what exact micro-internship project they would like to offer. The micro-internship will be advertised to Longwood students in the same way a typical job or internship: providing a general description, responsibilities, learning outcomes, and preferred qualifications for candidates.

The Office of Alumni and Career Services will review micro-internship information submitted, approve each project, and conduct direct outreach to qualified students. Longwood students that participated in the 2020-2021 Work Shadow program will be given priority status.

Potential Projects

A micro-internship is a virtually-managed project that a Longwood student can take on and complete in about 10-20 hours worth of time total. Examples of micro-internship projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Website audits
  • Market research
  • Content creation
  • Social media competitive review
  • Data clean-ups
  • Reconciliation 
  • Lead generation
  • List and data crunching 
  • Mystery shopping
  • SWOT analysis
  • Case studies
  • User experience testing
  • Vendor research

In addition to organizing a project to be completed by Longwood students during the micro-internship project program, we’re looking for alumni to also provide coaching and context-- for example, explaining why the assigned task is essential for the organization.