In-Class Projects and Virtual Internships are similar in that they both require a story; that is, a description of your organization that gives them an idea of what you do and why you do it.
From there, the project page should be geared towards the type of project:
A good In-Class Project page will speak to Educators. It should...
- Be clear and identify a specific problem to be solved. Narrow down the pain point as much as possible, i.e. Social Media strategy as opposed to Marketing strategy.
- Be flexible in order to integrate well into the educator’s curriculum. Educators may ask to adjust things like deliverables to align with their syllabus.
- Be challenging yet appropriate for a student. Though the student’s level can be anywhere from undergraduate to continuing education, the majority will be undergraduate.
- Be attainable within 3~4 months. If it’s not possible, break it down into several projects.
A good Virtual Internship project page will excite Students. It should...
- Be clear as to what the participant’s role and responsibilities will be. The project page should include details on what the intern’s day to day tasks will be.
- Be appropriate for their level of education. Since the students will be completing Bachelor, Masters or Continuing Education degrees, the intern’s role should be appropriate for those levels.
- Be targeted to one specialization. E.g. Marketing, Finance, etc.
- Be incentivized. You can choose whether it will be a paid internship (stipend, honorariums, etc.) or a credit bearing internship (usually unpaid). The minimum reward for any project is feedback.
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