Welcome to Launch Bridges

Introducing Project-based Internships

Our newest type of Immersive Experience, Launch Bridges offers short-term (usually between 20 and 40 hours over 2-8 weeks), project-based, virtual internships with a Drew community partner that provide accessible experiential learning and transferable skill development opportunities. These micro-internships expand your network of mentors, help you learn to navigate the current workforce, and help you explore potential career paths. The commitment level of these experiences makes them an easy fit to your academic semester schedule, allowing you to easily continue building valuable professional experiences.

Project-based internships are open to all current Drew students and recent Drew alums. Please be sure to review the project requirements before submitting an application to make sure the project is a good fit for you!

Getting Started

We’ve built the process for finding projects to be as simple as possible. Complete the steps below to begin:

Create a DrewConnect profile

You must join the Drew Connect platform fully in order to effectively find a project. It’s best to have your profile completed before applying for a project. Some projects will also require a résumé and additional documents, but each project description will clarify needed materials.

Browse open projects

Open projects can be found after logging into DrewConnect. Simply click on the “Projects” button in the top blue banner to see the list. Any active projects will be displayed, along with their duration and due date, as well as whether or not they’re paid positions.

Apply for a project

Different projects may have different application requirements. You may be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, or other documentation. Regardless of the requirements, remember to complete your DrewConnect profile as much as possible to best highlight your skills to potential project supervisors.

Begin your work!

The DrewConnect Bridges platform will guide you through the steps of your internship, from reaching out to the project supervisor for your initial consultation, reflective project check-in points, and more. Staying in close contact with your supervisor is critical as well; you’ll need to make sure your work continues to line up with the demands of the project.

Questions?

Have questions about a project-based internship? Reach out to career@drew.edu for more information.

If your question has to do with the DrewConnect platform, the signup process, or other technical issues, please email alumni@drew.edu.

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Dan Loughrey Logistics Manager Dan Loughrey