PMWL Research Internship Program starts off strong



World’s first virtual project management research internship attracting students and professors worldwide

30 January 2016 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that the PM World Library (PMWL) research internship for students of project management has gotten off to a strong start. Launched in late 2015, the company now has seven participating student interns, with several more in the announcement or approval stages.

150627-pmwj36-27-change-PMWL LOGOParticipating students so far include the following:

  • Alexander Ehms, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Giulia Gasparini, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Public Administration and International Organizations, SDA Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Arif ud Din, recent graduate with MS in Project Management, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Gary Mitchell, currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Programme Management at the Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Alok Kaushik, currently pursuing Post Graduate Program in Business at MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, India
  • Anton Setiawan, currently pursuing his Erasmus Joint-Master’s degree in Strategic Project Management European at Heriot-Watt University (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Dena Crnkovic, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Risk Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia

To learn more about these dynamic project management students and their early research results, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

Several unpaid research internships are available for students of project management to conduct research and assist with populating the PMWL. Communications and work are performed virtually. 16 week duration; approximately 4 hours per week of work is anticipated (based on student’s schedule). An academic reference is required.

Benefits to successful candidates include opportunities to learn more about program/project management and P/PM resources available worldwide; opportunity to deep dive into a specific topic, developing expert knowledge; opportunities to interact with expert P/PM practitioners and world class academics; 5 years of free access to all contents in the library; recognition on team pages on the journal and library websites, and with each contribution; and virtual introduction to other interns and PMWL stakeholders around the world.

Interns receive Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. Internship may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships.

Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “We’ve been very pleased with the response to our internship program from both students and the academic community. Several professors are actively promoting the internships to their graduate students. And the quality of student inquiries has been very high.”

“Internships are supposed to be learning opportunities,” Pells adds, “so that is the main focus. We suggest that student research also be related to their career interests so the results can be both personally interesting and potentially useful in the future. We’re also trying to provide high visibility to their efforts; for example, news about all new resources for the library produced by interns is also posted to our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.”

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.