Host a Harvard College student in your organization over Winter Break!
Be a part of the new January Winternship Program, coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Office of Career Services.
What is a Winternship?
A Winternship is essentially an externship, an unpaid job-shadowing experience in your workplace, lasting anywhere from one to 18 days during the January winter break (January 2-25). Winternships allow students to observe and ask questions, provide participants with hands-on experience, educate students about your organization or industry, and build relationships. An important part of a January Winternship is your willingness to share your career pathway with current Harvard students. View a sample of previous January experiences here.
Create your January Winternship.
- Here are examples of activities you may want to include:
- Shadowing you on a typical workday
- Attending workplace meetings
- Conducting informational interviews with colleagues
- Undertaking a voluntary small project or relevant research assignment
- Serving alongside you in volunteer work
- Discussing industry trends and your organization's mission
- Participating in an educational tour conducted by your office
Do you have an Engineering Winternship?
We’re especially eager for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) alumni to host engineering students. No matter where you are in your career, you have something to offer a SEAS undergraduate.
Propose a January Winternship.
Submit your proposal to host a Winternship experience by completing this online form. Proposals will be reviewed to gauge student interest and potential learning outcomes, and we will notify you in October if your proposal is selected to be in the program. Note that the Office of Career Services has limited funding available to cover the travel costs for students with financial need. We thank you for your interest in helping Harvard students explore the world of work.
Students will begin searching for Winternships in early November; submit your proposal today!
The January Winternship Program is brought to you by the FAS Office of Career Services and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).