For Students & Recent Grads
When you are building 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
Our micro-Internships are only available to US citizens or international students with approved Optional Practical Training (OPT) or a work visa. For eligible Dickinson students, pre-completion OPT is available after completing one academic year of study, requires a formal application process that can take 3-6 months for processing/approval, and counts toward the 12-month OPT allowance (thus deducting from the total amount of time available for post-completion OPT). If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact Dickinson’s International Student and Scholar Services (email@example.com).
For Prospective Employers
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Dickinson College 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 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.