Hire or Host a Student over January Break


Employers and alumni may offer internships (paid or unpaid) or job-shadowing experiences between January 3-21, 2022. These experiences allow students to observe and ask questions, gain hands-on experience, learn about an organization or industry, and build relationships. View a sample of previous January experiences (pdf).

Create your January Experience

Internships during the January break can be structured similarly to summer internships, simply within a shorter timeframe.

Job shadowing experiences can be 1-2 days in length. Here are examples of activities you may want to include in a job shadow experience:

  • 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

Post a January Experience

Organizations or alumni interested in hosting a student this January for an internship or job shadow experience may list a posting in our Crimson Careers system. Please create a (or log into your) Crimson Careers account, click on “post a job,” select "Winter Break Experience (Job Shadow, Internship)" as the Position Type on the posting form, and submit the details of the experience you are offering.

Note: The Office of Career Services is unable to provide funding for these experiences.

We thank you for your interest in helping Harvard students explore the world of work.