Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation

An extra set of hands during the busy campus recruiting season.

Wouldn't it be great to get some help on time-consuming tasks like:

  • Identifying key clubs, faculty members, and other student organizations  
  • Drafting social media content to promote on-campus events
  • Crafting content to promote your early career programs
  • Capturing insights from students on what recruiting activities are most effective

Through this program, campus recruiters can get immediate help from a highly-motivated college student—at no cost to your organization. 

 

You'll see how easy it is to use Micro-Internships, while students and recent grads from from HBCUs, member institutions of the HSI Career Collaborative, and other colleges across Florida and Connecticut gain valuable experience and demonstrate their skills. 

 

And through the generous support of the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, all associated costs, including a payment of $300 to each Micro-Intern, will be funded and processed by Parker Dewey.  

 

Due to the incredible popularity of the program, the funding for Micro-Internships is no longer available.

 

 

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Micro-Internship Templates

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Campus Club Research
Campus Club Research

Have a student identify 10 key on-campus clubs, faculty members, and other contacts at your college that might have interest in potential roles

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Job Specifications Review
Job Specifications Review

Enlist a student to review our existing job specifications for ten positions or new roles.

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Social Media Content Calendar
Social Media Content Calendar

Before you head to campus, work with a student to create a social media calendar promoting campus recruiting events.

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Content Creation
Content Creation

Have a student research and draft a 1,200-1,600 word article on a topic related to campus recruiting.

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Email Marketing Campaign
Email Marketing Campaign

Work with a student to write 3-5 emails promoting our upcoming campus recruiting events.

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Sourcing Candidates
Sourcing Candidates

Have a student identify 25 potential candidates based on your open roles.

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Competitive Analysis
Competitive Analysis

Work with a student to research campus recruiting strategies of 5 competitors.

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Brand Ambassadors
Brand Ambassador

Have a student identify 25 potential brand ambassadors at specific universities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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A Micro-Internship is a short-term project that can typically be completed within 10-40 hours and is due within a few days to a few weeks. These projects require no on-boarding and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. These are important but low-risk tasks that aren’t the best use of your time.

 

Micro-Internships are not meant to replace traditional internship programs but rather complement and even supplement them. Due to their short-term nature, Micro-Internships can be used year-round to find on-demand project support while simultaneously allowing you to engage and evaluate potential talent.

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Thanks to the generous support of the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, all 15-hour Micro-Internships that are part of this program is available at no cost to your organization so long as you select a student who has attended or graduated from a postsecondary college or university in Connecticut or Florida, as well as any HBCU and member institutions of the HSI Career Collaborative!

The student receives $300 upon completion of your 15-hour project which is funded by the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.

If you have a longer project in mind, when posting your project you can adjust the hours and compensation based on your project's needs, and Parker Dewey will invoice you the difference.  

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In short, it’s easy as Parker Dewey handles it all.  No HR burdens. No conversion fees. No questions about ownership or worries about confidentiality.

Employment: Micro-Interns are not your employees, contractors, interns, temps, or freelancers. Similar to working with a consulting firm or any other service provider, you are engaging Parker Dewey LLC to complete the assignment, and each individual you select is a contractor or employee of Parker Dewey. You can still directly interact with them as much or little as you would like, and always have the opportunity to hire them directly without any costs or fees.

Liability: We’re mission-driven and believe in the power of creating opportunities. That said, we take on all the liability. Not happy with the work product? We’ll give you a full refund or find an alternate Career Launcher. 

Work Product: All work product is owned by you. 

Confidentiality: While most projects involve public-facing information of a non-sensitive nature, both Parker Dewey and all Career Launchers sign strict NDAs to protect your information. In addition to the standard provisions, the students understand that they are risking their academic transcript or expulsion for any violation of confidentiality.

Background Checks: Given the short-term nature and structure of these assignments, we do not conduct background checks. While companies are always welcome to conduct a background check directly, the nature of the specific assignments and lack of a direct relationship with the individual who is selected has caused most organizations to defer the background check until after a Micro-Internship is completed and a student is offered a traditional internship or full-time role.

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Micro-Internships can be either on-site or virtual, depending on the specific requirements of the project. We typically suggest remote, as this provides more flexibility and accessibility.

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The best Micro-Internships do not require hands-on management to be completed. Career Launchers on Parker Dewey have core skills and are highly motivated to exceed expectations. During the Micro-Internship, the project manager—whether a hiring manager, team lead, or another employee—can engage the student however is best including email, Zoom, etc.

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Thank you for your interest!  To get started, click here to create a free account on Parker Dewey.  It takes less than 5 minutes to create your profile, and you can see the Micro-Internships that are currently available.

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Thank you for your interest!  Click here to meet with Parker Dewey's Partnerships team.  We also have more information about our no-cost university partnerships available here.

More Questions?

The Frederick A. DeLuca Micro-Internship Program is designed to serve as a bridge to future employment opportunities and may help your organization find its next great hire, or just help you get support now! To connect with our team, complete the form.