For Career Launchers
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?
For International Students
Micro-Internships are available to US citizens and international students with approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) or a work visa. It is critical international students submit their requests for CPT to the ISSO at least a week before their micro-internship is set to begin.
If you are an international student, it is recommended that you confirm your eligibility to complete micro-internships with the ISSO before applying to any project. If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).
For Prospective Employers
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Clark University 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 onboarding, no problem. If you just need some immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, we’ve got you covered.
What are Micro-Internships?
Micro-Internships are opportunities for Clark IDCE students enrolled in all 5 of our graduate programs to contribute skills and experience in short-term projects. Explore career paths with organizations, across a variety of fields and disciplines, while building your resume.
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 mission-based 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.