Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Micro-Internships are only available to US citizens or international students with approved Optional Practical Training (OPT) or a work visa. If you are an international student, you will need to confirm your eligibility before your account can be activated. If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact the Office of International Students Services (OISS) .
Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with Companies in need of support.