Posted: April 19, 2024

LionLink Projects Summer 2024 Session Kicks Off in May.

LionLink Projects is an initiative that provides opportunities to get real-world experience and build your résumé by applying the knowledge you have learned in the classroom.
It connects students and recent graduates with Penn State alumni through project-based work. Alumni post projects that students or recent graduates can complete within 2-6 weeks. You get great experience and make valuable connections. Alumni who sponsor projects gain support for their company or organization from talented Penn State students and new graduates.

Is LionLink Projects for you?

  • Do you need tangible experience to demonstrate your skills to a potential employer?
  • Do you have 10 to 40 hours available over the next 2 to 6 weeks?
  • Do you need to build professional connections?
  • Do you want to apply the knowledge you are learning in class?

LionLink Project Requirements

  • Completed in a virtual environment
  • Résumé-worthy
  • Completed within 10 to 40 hours, in a span of 2 to 6 weeks
  • Meets Fair Labor Standards
  • Paid or Unpaid (maximum payment $600)

Sample LionLink Projects:

  • Creating a social media campaign
  • Designing a website
  • Creating a logo
  • Analyzing data
  • Supporting a fundraising event
  • Conducting research
  • Researching and writing grants
  • Performing SEO analysis
  • Support Social Media Marketing
  • Conducting market analysis
  • Creating or mapping data
  • Editing books or video

Important information:

  • All projects can be completed virtually.
  • Projects can be paid or unpaid.
  • Visit your career services office or website before applying to have your résumé reviewed and brush up on your interviewing skills.
  • The deadline to apply for LionLink Projects is June 7, 2024.

LionLink Projects Summer 2024 Timeline:

  • May 13 - May 24, 2024, Alumni Submit Project Proposals
  • May 24 - June 7, 2024 Students and Recent Graduates Apply for Projects
  • June 7 - June 21, 2024 Alumni Interview and Hire Students/Recent Graduates for their Projects
  • June 21 - August 2, 2024 Students work on Projects

How to View and Apply for Projects:

  1. Log into your LionLink account. If you do not have an account, visit
  2. Using the navigation bar hover over "Career and select "Projects"
  3. View and apply to projects.

Additional information about LionLink Projects can be found here.