What is a micro-internship?
Micro-internships are short-term, paid professional projects for students and recent graduates. They typically range from 5-40 hours of work over 1-4 weeks, depending on the project. The projects are similar to those given to interns or new hires and are provided by a range of companies from emerging start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
How do I complete a micro-internship?
To ensure your application is more likely to be selected for projects, consider having your resume and/or profile reviewed by a Career Advisor. For extensive tips, watch this short overview, robust webinar, or review the resources page. There are also tutorials for each step with pictures.
Who can complete micro-internships?
Students and recent graduates from all majors can apply. However, international students must qualify and be approved for OPT. Currently, micro-internships are not eligible for CPT. Undocumented students must have DACA to participate.
International students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about OPT.
Can I get course credit for micro-internships?
At this time micro-internships are not eligible for Pomerantz Career Center internship courses.
What are tips for success on the Parker Dewey micro-internship platform?
- Meet with a Career Advisor to have your profile and resume reviewed.
- Completely fill out the education section and add affiliations (ex. Honors, Student-Athlete, Student Organization, etc.) on your profile.
- Spend 5-10 minutes every few days reviewing available micro-internships to identify opportunities that match your interests and skills.
- Apply early. Some micro-internships are filled within hours.
- Apply often. Just like a full-time internship search, you should expect to apply to 10-15 micro-internships before being hired.
What are the benefits of a micro-internship for students?
- Explore companies and career options
- Demonstrate skills to employers
- Network with industry professionals for future full-time internships or jobs
- Build your resume by doing more than one project
- Get paid!
- Balance school and other activities with a lower time commitment than a full internship