Now more than ever, the power of Amherst College’s network is needed to support Amherst students. COVID-19’s devastating impact on the economy has left students from all class years and majors with canceled internships and greatly diminished full-time job prospects across industries. During this challenging time, we ask that you consider supporting our students by participating in one or more of the engagement opportunities outlined below.
We realize that for many companies and organizations, full-time hiring has slowed or stopped completely. If, however, you have a full-time position available on your team or in your organization, our students and recent alumni are well-positioned to deliver immediate results. Now is the perfect time to promote your open positions.
For instructions on how to post your job in Amherst’s Handshake platform, please complete this short form.
Offering internships is a great way to support Amherst students while adding talent, creativity, and intellectual energy to your organization this summer. Internships allow you to bring in new perspectives to help complete projects and meet organizational goals. Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19, we recommend you consider hosting a remote internship this summer.
Similar in nature to traditional internships, remote internships are eight to ten weeks in length, but conducted remotely. Having transitioned to remote classroom learning in spring 2020, Amherst students are skilled at being successful in a virtual work environment.
We are specifically seeking opportunities that are fully compensated by internship hosts. The Loeb Center is unable to fund internships or micro-internships at for-profit companies.
For further information and instructions on how to post your internship in Amherst’s Handshake platform, please complete this short form.
- Uncertain if your opportunity aligns with the criteria for an internship or micro-internship? Learn more through our evaluating internships & internship sites guide (PDF).
- View our remote internships best practices guide (PDF).
- View our internship job description guide (PDF) for guidance on writing an internship description.
Micro-internships give you a chance to offer short-term, professional, paid work experiences to students.
Through micro-internships, students can provide you with immediate support on professional tasks, while allowing them to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid opportunities typically require 5 to 40 hours of work by the student, and the projects are similar to those completed during a typical internship.
Micro-internships are not posted through Handshake. Rather, Amherst has partnered with Parker Dewey to facilitate the micro-internship recruitment and payment process. To learn more and post projects, visit Parker Dewey.
For questions or assistance with any of the initiatives above, please contact Scott LaChapelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.