Northern Essex Adapts to the Times with New Remote Micro-Internship Service

Northern Essex Community College Career Services Director Ashley Moore interacts with students and employers at a networking night held before the pandemic. (Courtesy photograph.)

Northern Essex Community College continues to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, creating a program of short-term “micro-internships” for students.

The college’s Career Services says the internships are paid professional assignments that are carried out remotely over 15 to 40 hours. There will be a webinar next Tuesday for companies interested in the concept.

Ashley Moore, director of career services, says “These micro-internships will give students supplemental income and valuable skills quickly, while providing local and national employers with help on special projects.”

The college is partnering with three local chambers—Merrimack Valley, Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport—to expand opportunities for students, and with Parker Dewey, a micro-internship consulting company to offer this service.

Companies who are interested in learning more about micro-internships and how to post assignments may attend the virtual information session hosted by Moore and Parker Dewey founder Jeffrey Moss Tuesday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m. Employers may register here or by contacting Moore at [email protected] or 978-556-3946.

Moore said the new opportunity will add to the more traditional semester-long internships which the college currently offers, and also provide a safe alternative during the pandemic since all micro-internships are offered remotely.

All Northern Essex students and alumni will have access to the website and be eligible to apply for micro-internships.  When posted, the micro-internships will include details as well as the pay for the project. Students and alumni may open an account here.

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