In recent weeks, many Tufts alumni have reached out to ask what they can do to help during the current health crisis. We want to respond to this generous spirit with an innovative idea. If shelter-in-place orders and quarantines continue to cover large portions of the nation, Tufts students may find that internship and other summer work opportunities are being withdrawn or are harder to obtain. 

You can help make a difference. Nearly 90% of Tufts undergraduates do at least one internship during their time at Tufts (and 68% do two or more). So as you can imagine, this crisis impacts a large part of our undergraduate population. 

Can you or your organization offer a work opportunity to help Tufts undergraduates have a productive summer?  Even if they have to stay home and work remotely, we are hoping alumni will offer projects/micro-internships/gigs that students can do remotely to gain skills this summer. 
Whether it lasts two weeks or the entire summer, if you have projects to share, a full-time job or internship available, we would like to hear from you. If you need more information on how you can lend a hand, the Career Center is ready to collaborate. We are encouraging students to be creative and flexible with their plans, and we appreciate any assistance you can offer in helping them make progress toward their goals. 

Would you like to have a current Tufts student help with a project? Here are two pathways:

INDIVIDUAL -- I would like a student to help me with a professional project

Please fill out this Qualtrics form to the best of your ability and the Tufts Career Center staff will post your position to Handshake, our career services platform. Be sure to include:

  • A little bit about the organization

  • Key roles/responsibilities

  • Minimum Qualifications (School year, major, GPA, etc.)

  • Any skills/competencies needed for the position

  • Expected hours a week

At the closing of your application period, we will send you a packet of students to choose from and will ask you to reach out to students directly either for an interview or to offer them the project.

COMPANY / ORGANIZATION -- I would like to post an internship/short-term work experience on behalf of my organization

Tufts University utilizes a recruiting database called Handshake, where employers can make a profile and post any job openings for Tufts students and alums to view.

When posting jobs, be sure to indicate the class year(s) of students you are interested in hiring, application deadlines, and application instructions.


If you have questions, need clarification or have other issues please contact Misha D’Andrea, Recruiting Coordinator, Tufts Career Center at misha.d_andrea@tufts.edu.