Internships are supervised, career-related work experiences that help students “learn by doing.” Internship hosts may include alumni, current parents or other members of the extended Gulliver community. Student internships may be full-time or part-time.
Below are general guidelines that we expect from those organizations who host Gulliver students as interns:
- Assist the intern in developing objectives for their learning
- Provide the intern meaningful projects and/or work tasks for the duration of the internship
- Establish a work schedule and set appropriate deadlines for projects/work tasks
- Explain organizational policies such as safety, appropriate attire, and the disclosure of proprietary information
- Create opportunities for the student to interact with and meet other members of the organization.
- Invite the intern to staff meetings and other activities
- Provide the intern a work space and the appropriate tools to complete the assigned projects
- Supervise, monitor, and coach the intern to ensure open communication and the successful completion of projects/tasks
- Provide feedback to the intern on a consistent basis and complete an evaluation at the end of the internship (this form will be provided by student)
- Provide work hours
Stay connected to innovation that defines Gulliver
As a member of the Gulliver community, you understand better than anyone that innovation and cutting-edge thinking are a part of the Gulliver experience. When you serve as an intern host, you’ll have regular, direct contact with a student who is immersed in that environment every day. While students benefit from your experience and insight, they’ll expose you to the new ideas that are shaping Gulliver today.
Build tomorrow’s community of successful professionals
When you serve as a host, you form meaningful, rewarding relationships that prepare students to be better employees and leaders, inspire them to stay connected with Gulliver, and motivate them to support the next generation of students. Mentors help perpetuate, grow, and strengthen Gulliver’s global alumni network.
Providing invaluable support to Gulliver through gifts of time and talent, hosts will be able to leverage specific and general employment expertise, share lessons learned and field perspective, network with fellow colleagues, and deliver critical, practical, and timely career guidance to Gulliver students and young alumni.
Interested internship hosts are asked to submit intern opportunities to the Office of Alumni Relations by March 30, 2018.
Host-intern matches will be completed by the Gulliver Alumni Association's Student Engagement Committee in April 2018. Internships are conducted in a mutually agreed upon 4-6 week period of up 30 hours per week between May and August. Each intern will be given a facilitated introduction to their host in a working professional in a relevant field of interest or like industry. The intern and host will establish a time commitment with a clear understanding of responsibilities and expected outcomes.
A member of the Student Engagement Committee of the Alumni Council will be assigned to each pair, to serve as a program resource, to answer questions or concerns, and to track overall progress. Match commitments may conclude following successful employment or internship placement, or beyond, depending on the desires and interests of the participants. Participating in the Alumni Association's Internship Program, host companies agree to allow the Student Engagement Committee to review the student’s progress, and to provide a written evaluation of the intern’s performance at the conclusion of the internship.
Following receipt of the intern application form, submitted information will be reviewed and best possible matches identified, based on comprehensive experience, stated interests, and preferred industry. A member of the Student Engagement Committee will then be assigned to facilitate introductions and serve as an ongoing resource, responsible for reviewing procedures, answering questions, and soliciting feedback on both the program and the pairing.