For the Summer of 2020, Alma College is offering students a PlaidWorks Grant up to $500 when they complete a PlaidWorks Micro-Internship.
A micro-internship is a short term (20-40 hour) professional project, similar to that which could be completed by an intern or entry-level employee, and which can be completed entirely remotely.
The PlaidWorks Micro-internship grant is available to Alma students and 2020 graduates in amounts of $250 (for projects of approximately 20 hours) or $500 (for projects of approximately 40 hours) for the completion of micro-internship projects for not-for-profit and civic organizations during the summer of 2020, while grant funds last.
Students completing a PlaidWorks micro-internship gain work experience and explore career paths, while non-profit host organizations benefit from skilled assistance with projects that support their mission. Examples of projects could include: social media review or content generation, research and data analysis, copywriting, and data cleaning.
What are the benefits to students?
- Accessible from anywhere
- Flexible hours allow students to work around other commitments
- Career exploration: try out different types of work and build professional experience
What are the benefits to micro-internship hosts?
- Get help with projects
- Identify and vet candidates for future entry level jobs
- An avenue for alumni and friends of the college to support the career development and exploration of Alma Scots