Project positions are temporary project-oriented endeavours undertaken by organizations with the aim to create new or unique products, services and tangible outcomes. They frequently involve a large amount of research, design and business planning tasks.
For students and recent graduates, project listings provide an excellent opportunity to test and exhibit their accomplished academic qualifications and competencies. They are frequently designed to achieve a particular aim and allow you the opportunity to work in a structured business setting. In that sense, project positions are good news for gaining specialized and task-specific insights, rather than the more broad and general know-how usually provided by internships and student jobs.
Projects and the corresponding posts offered can vary across a number of parameters. Depending on the size of the project itself, the duration of a project placement can span from a month to up to a year. Moreover, some positions have a full-time status, whereas others only require part-time attendance. Another distinction, depending on the individual employer, is that some listings are paid, while others are voluntary. Finally, it is worth noting that although most project positions are group focused, and hence conducted in a collaborative manner, some can be more individual with a higher degree of independence.