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Introducing ACI Micro-Internships

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments similar to those completed by new hires or summer interns. However, unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and projects are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships enable Career Launchers (college students and recent grads) to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. They are used by companies as large as those in the Fortune 100, or as small as emerging start-ups, and they extend across departments, including sales, marketing, technology, HR and finance. Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, making it easy for companies, schools, and students to benefit from the program as there are no administrative barriers.
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For Member Schools

Micro-Internships enhance placement rates and help students find the right jobs as they demonstrate skills and explore career paths across various fields, industries and disciplines. In addition, Micro-Internships provide a new way to nurture ongoing relationships with alumni, and build relationships with prospective employers.

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Students and recent graduates can get professional experience by completing Micro-Internships.

For Companies

Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, ACI students and recent grads can help. If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st century skills and the grit to succeed, Micro-Internships make it easy. If you want to improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts and lower the costs (and risks) associated with on-boarding, no problem. If you just need some immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, we’ve got you covered. Learn more in this webinar replay!

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Micro-Internships provide a new way to connect with our students.

For Career Launchers

As a college student or recent grad launching 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?

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Micro-Internships help connect current students with alum for professional projects.

What are Micro-Internships?

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 facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with Companies in need of support.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes.
Post a project
Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply
ACI students apply
Review applicants
Companies choose from candidates
Build skills
ACI students gain work experience, the project gets done!

Example Projects

Click through to view our library of completed Micro-Internships to get some ideas.