Associated Colleges of Illinois

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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Driving student success
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 drive outcomes
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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Career launchers work on Micro-Internships
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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How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
Post a project

Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply

Career Launchers apply
Review applicants

Companies choose from candidates
Build skills

Career Launchers gain work experience

Micro-Internships for students at ACI colleges and universities

These are just some of the Micro-Internships available right now.