Virtual Immersions & Experiential Work (VIEW)

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Your support allows us to provide $500 stipends so that every student can participate in at least one skill-building, network-building, and resume-building micro-internship exclusively for Georgetown undergraduates.

If you would like to learn more about hosting a student for a micro-internships, please email careercenter@georgetown.edu for more information about the program, including sample projects, timelines, and how to submit a project.

About

Georgetown University’s Virtual Immersions & Experiential Work (VIEW) is a signature program that pairs students with alumni and friends of Georgetown for part-time, short-term virtual projects, or “micro-internships.”

VIEW came into being in March 2020 as a way to help connect students with professional experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many internships and other professional opportunities disappeared.

The program has been a resounding success, and we have learned that these short-term experiences make it possible for more students to develop professional skills, with enormous benefits for their career development. 

Now that the country is opening back up, we want to continue to grow the program. By supporting VIEW, you’ll make it possible to connect even more students to more opportunities that might help them discover their paths.

VIEW Numbers to Date

171

Projects

237

Students

How VIEW Works

Alumni and friends of Georgetown provide the projects and Cawley matches students who have the required skills and interest. These part-time projects—up to 50 hours of work across 2-to-6 weeks—are sometimes called “microinternships.” Micro-internships can be in any functional area and in any industry and should be an opportunity for students to grow their skills.

Sample Experiences

Marketing/Social Media Projects

“Looking for content creator to develop a social media campaign for audience in healthcare. It is not necessary to have a healthcare background, but we are looking for a student who is passionate to make an impact for the elderly.”

Research & Analysis Projects

“Research and write a series of articles focused on marketing and business development tools tailored to the sports industry. Students may also work on grant proposals. Articles will be published in company’s digital resource center.”

Writing & Editing Projects

“Seeking multiple students to help us with grant proposal writing for 5 hours per week. Preferred qualifications: Some interest in and familiarity with economics, political science, or activism.”

Student Reflections

173 Georgetown University students from various academic backgrounds and career interests
participated in projects from alumni and friends of Georgetown. Check out what some of our student participants had to say about the VIEW program:

As a graduating senior, I was very disappointed to lose my full-time offer due to
COVID-19, but I am glad that I had the opportunity to take part in the VIEW
initiative. I not only learned a ton about a new industry, but got great experience
that will help build my resume

Gracey Wallace, Georgetown College, Class of 2020

I really appreciated, especially because of COVID-19, that we could gain such
flexible, strong work experience. I think this initiative should be prolonged as I
see it being one of the best ways of helping Georgetown students find
internships. I have never been in an internship position before where I spent this
much time doing actual meaningful work, making this such a valuable
experience overall!

Stephanie Dekkers, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Class of 2021

The VIEW initiative helped me save my summer after the pandemic derailed
my plans. I learned about innovative political and economic ideas that I never
thought I’d encounter, and I made some really wonderful, lasting connections
that will benefit me in whatever industry I choose to enter after graduation.

Michael Guarino, Georgetown College, Class of 2022

My previous internship was rescinded due to COVID-19, but this experience
allows me to learn about a new and “radical” organization which has expanded
the way I think about the world and what is possible in terms of fighting or
social equity. The supervisors I worked with treated me as an equal and were
eager to hear my ideas and thoughts. Overall, I am very grateful to have had this
experience and believe that it would be a valuable program to continue

Nadia Bubna, School of Foreign Service, Class of 2021

Your support allows us to provide $500 stipends so that every student can participate in at least one skill-building, network-building, and resume-building micro-internship exclusively for Georgetown undergraduates.

If you would like to learn more about hosting a student for a micro-internships, please email careercenter@georgetown.edu for more information about the program, including sample projects, timelines, and how to submit a project.