Gradtasks enable graduate students to experience working for desired employers while still in school. And Entities expand research capacity without impacting their budgets.

A GradTask is a project a nonprofit or public entity delegates to a graduate student to perform remotely.

 

GradTasks enable intelligent, motivated graduate students to experience working for desired employers while still in school. These GradTasks expand entities’ productive capacity while minimally impacting budgets. At the moment, the majority of employers and students populating this site have an environmental focus.

 

GradTasks can take many forms:

 

 

At present, environmentally-oriented graduate students from a diverse group of universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Michigan, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins, are engaging in GradTasks.

 

The GradTask concept was piloted in early 2014 with 4 graduate students from Duke University performing tasks for reputable environmental nonprofits. Two of the four students subsequently received summer internships from their GradTask supervisors, and a third student had their GradTask supervisor write recommendations for her as she applied to other jobs. The nonprofits, in the meantime, received four fantastic work products from intelligent and motivated volunteers at no cost, as well as confidence that these students would make productive, manageable interns.