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Sample Projects

You can have any of these projects completed by a current student or alum. Once you create an account, clicking the project name will take you to the Parker Dewey platform to customize and post your project.

Content Creation

When you have content ideas but no time for the first pass, look to the research and writing skills of college students.

Data Cleansing

Have some data that needs to be cleansed, but no time to do it? A DWC student or recent grad can help!

Social Media Content Calendar

Creating a quality social media content calendar is time consuming. Give an eager student the opportunity to develop it for you.

SEO Support

Engage a DWC student or recent grad to help you identify how to improve your website's SEO.

Content Marketing Collateral

A DWC student or recent grad can design content marketing collateral for various upcoming events and campaigns.

Social Media Engagement Feedback

Allow a student to review postings on various social media sites and summarize key takeaways.

Email Campaign Creation

Collaborate with a student to create a series of emails to promote an upcoming initiative/product.

Lead Generation

A DWC student or recent grad can help you identify key contacts at prospective customers so you can focus on other priorities.

Post a Custom Project

Click on the link above to create your own project.  You can determine the project scope, deadlines, and other details.  If you need help, please reach out at info@parkerdewey.com.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes, and Parker Dewey handles all admin!
Companies post paid projects
Companies post paid projects
DWC students apply
DWC students apply
Companies choose from candidates
Companies choose from candidates
Your work gets done!
Your work gets done!
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I know that I am getting bright, intellectually curious, and motivated talent. I also find it personally fulfilling to give back to my school in the form of mentorship and capability-building in a live work setting. It's a rare opportunity to create "wins" for my company, the school, the students, and myself!

Keagan Russo,

Sr VP of Strategy & Business Development,

Brightwell Payments

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While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.

Adam Hecktman,

Director of Technology & Civic Innovation

Microsoft

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I like that there's no commitment. I posted a project to see who would apply, and now I have some amazing college students and recent graduates helping me.

David Faulk,

Head of Employee Success,

G2

Frequently Asked Questions

A Micro-Internship is a short-term project that can typically be completed within 5-40 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.

You set the price for each project. All projects are fixed-fee, and most are listed between $200-$600, typically implying $15-20/hour based on estimated hours of work. 90% of this fee goes directly to the intern, and there are no obligations or other fees even if the relationship turns into an internship or full-time role.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Client Program team is dedicated to making sure that it's as easy to hire one Micro-Intern as it is to hire 100. Contact us to learn more about Micro-Internship programs.