Step 2: Choose Your Opportunities
Within two weeks after fully submitting your application, you will receive an acceptance email or an email encouraging you to apply again in the future. Future application dates will be posted on our website. If you received an acceptance email-congratulations! In your acceptance email, there will be information about the rest of the program including deadlines for when you need to submit information. Please read this information carefully as if you do not abide by those requirements you will not be able to participate in the program. The first deadline is to fill out your opportunity list. You will have one week after you received your acceptance email to claim your spot in the program by filling out your list.
In your acceptance email you will receive a link to our opportunity board. Once on the opportunity board you will see all of our opportunities that are currently available. Feel free to use the filters, search, or scroll through the opportunities. Make sure to click on the opportunity to learn more about it, the qualifications required, and what they are looking for in an intern or volunteer. Below are more detailed instructions about how to use the Opportunity Board.
Opportunity Board Key
Click on the opportunity for more information: When scrolling through the opportunities you will initially see the organization name, the role, the industry they are a part of, and a link to their website. Please make sure to view the website for more information.
Mentorship Tier: After clicking on the opportunity you will see what mentorship tier an opportunity is in. There is an explanation of what those tiers mean below.
- High mentorship is an opportunity where you will meet with the intern supervisor 1 or more times per week and have regular text and other digital communication with them. There will also be consistent invitations for the intern to join team meetings and other enrichment opportunities and introductions will be made with other members of the company.
- Medium mentorship is an opportunity where you will meet at least biweekly with the intern supervisor and have regular text and other digital communication with them. There will also be some exposure to team meetings and other enrichment opportunities.
- Low mentorship is an opportunity where you will meet at least biweekly with the intern supervisor and have regular text and other digital communication with them.
Filtering Features: In order to aid with your search, there are a number of optional filtering features. An explanation of what each filter does is given below.
- Industry: This filters by what type of industry an opportunity is classified in. These are general categories and do not include all disciplines.
- Paid/Unpaid: This filters by whether an internship is paid or unpaid. Most internships that are low time commitments are unpaid.
- Mode: This filters by whether the internship is virtual, in-person, or hybrid.
- Age: This filters by the minimum age that a student must be to work with that opportunity. Role: This filters by the role title. These are general titles and do not encompass the entire role.
- Hours: This filters by how many hours per week of work is required. You need to be 16+ in order to choose an opportunity that requires more than 15 hours of work per week.
- Season: This filters by what season the internship will be conducted in. Example: If an opportunity lists spring and summer, you can apply for that opportunity to start in either the spring or the summer.
- Level: This filters by what difficulty level an opportunity is classified in. Beginner is well suited for a first internship or volunteering experience. Intermediate is well suited for most high-achieving students. Advanced is well-suited for independent students with previous internship or volunteering experience.
Required Materials: You may be asked to provide additional material(s) along with your application. Below are some more details about what you might be required to submit.
- Writing Sample: This is a document that can be about any topic and should be around 1-3 pages double spaced. Usually, students choose an old essay or application. The purpose of a writing sample is that the opportunity wants to see your writing ability, so make sure to choose something that showcases your best writing ability!
- Previous Social Media Posts: Please take a screenshot, upload a video, or include a link for a past social media post. These can be from a personal account or an account you run for a club/activity. The purpose of social media posts is that the opportunity wants to see how you run a social media account, your understanding of Tik Tok trends, and/or your ability to grow followers, so choose a post that is aesthetically pleasing and show your number of followers if it is significant.
- Graphic Design Project: This is a past project/activity where you had to use graphic design skills to make something. This can be something you created in Canva, Photoshop, or a similar design application. It can even be a flier that you created for a club or a Google Slides presentation. The purpose of a graphic design project is that the opportunity wants to see your graphic design skills, so choose something that shows off how great you are with graphic design!
- Coding Project: This is a past coding project that you have already completed. The purpose of a coding project is that the opportunity wants to see your coding skills/what you have previously accomplished. Choose a project that really showcases your skills!