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What are Micro-Internships?

Micro-internships are short-term, paid projects that can be completed within 5-40 hours, typically due within a week to a month. 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 can be completed either on-site or remotely. Micro-internships are available year-round.

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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

CREATE A PROFILE – Signing up takes less than 10 minutes – name, school, hobbies, and a few other things and you’re good to go.
SEE MICRO-INTERNSHIPS – Check out details on available assignments, including when they’re due and how much you’ll be paid.
APPLY – You decide which opportunities seem the most interesting – it’s a great way to explore different roles and industries.
COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT – Once you’re selected, work directly with the company. Do your best to exceed their expectations as it could lead to a full-time role.

Eligibility Criteria

Micro-internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and programs, as well as alumni.
International students may be eligible; however, international students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor with International Student and Scholarship Services (ISSS) to discuss eligibility before applying to micro-internships. Please click here to make an appointment. 
  • If you are a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient or have work authorization, you are eligible for micro-internships. Undocumented students who do not have work authorization will likely not be eligible. We encourage CSU students to look at Mary Ontiveros Inclusive Fellowship Program for potential professional paid opportunities. Click here to learn more. 
  • If you have questions regarding workers' rights and documentation, we encourage you to speak to Student Legal Services. Click to make an appointment or learn more.