Research Internships for Students of Project Management announced



Virtual internships offered for project management-related research in support of PM World Library

22 October 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World is offering several unpaid research internships for students of project management to conduct research and assist with populating the PM World Library (PMWL). In order to qualify, students should be studying project management at an accredited university, which can be located anywhere in the world. The virtual internship is thought to be the first of its kind in the project management field.

151021-pmwj40-research-IMAGECommunications and work will be performed virtually. Approximately 4-8 hours per week of work is anticipated (based on student’s schedule). Three references are required (including one professor). Interested students should contact [email protected].

Benefits to student interns will include:

  • Opportunity to learn more about program/project management (P/PM) and P/PM resources available worldwide;
  • Opportunity to deep dive into a specific P/PM topic, developing expert knowledge;
  • Opportunities to interact with expert P/PM practitioners and world class academics;
  • Opportunity to impact the mission, activities and resources associated with the PMWL;
  • 5 years of free scholar-level access to all contents in the library;
  • Recognition on team pages on the journal and library websites, and with each contribution;
  • Virtual introduction to other interns around the world;
  • Certificate of Completion; and
  • Letter of Recommendation for future employers on successful completion.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We have contacted a number of professors this month with our offer for students, with very positive reactions. A first intern, Alexander Ehms, a graduate student at State University of New York at Buffalo, has already signed on and made a first contribution. Two inquiries are pending from Italy. We see this as win-win collaboration with universities and students where everyone can benefit.”

This internship position may or may not qualify for university credit (students are responsible for applying for university credit). Internships will be semester-based (or 4 continuous months if starting mid-semester) after which students can add the experience to her or his résumé for career purposes.

A University Interns page has been created in the TEAM section of the pmworldjournal.net website at https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/ where profiles of participating interns will be visible. Interested students should contact [email protected] for more information, including process overview and list of potential research topics.

“Some may question the unpaid aspect of the internship,” Pells continues, “but this is the norm in the United States. What is different is the virtual aspect. Many schools still require a physical office for internships in order to approve university credit for the work. But virtual work is becoming more common worldwide, due to more telecommuting and virtual teams, so our internship is consistent with global trends in the workplace and in many industries. Following a completed internship, we can provide confirmation of the work performed to any intern, professor or school.”

PM World will also be offering internships for students majoring in library science, journalism and information technology management. For more information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/.

PM World is a digital publishing and information services company based in Addison, Texas, but owned and managed by P/PM experts in Australia, UK and USA.  The company publishes the monthly online PM World Journal (PMWJ) at https://www.pmworldjournal.net/, registered with the US Library of Congress as digital publication ISSN: 2330-4480.  The PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and stories about projects and project management each month and is intended to serve as a global resource for sharing knowledge. It has been published monthly since August 2012, is indexed by EBSCO and is now recognized as a leading online publication serving the global project management community.

Launched in February 2014, the PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management. Both the journal and library are focused on the global project management field, which is rapidly growing in government, industrial and non-profit organizations worldwide.  Originally established as an archive for all works published in the PMWJ, the PMWL is now organized to resemble a digital version of a more traditional library and is being expanded to become a robust specialist library for those involved with projects of all kinds.  In June 2015, access to EBSCO’s Business Source Corporate Plus database was added, along with access to EBSCO Business Book Summaries database; access to other resources is being added on a regular basis.  To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.