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Kansas Micro-Internship Program

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
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For Students

When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity to explore different career paths while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, you can apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world all while getting paid!

To be eligible for this program you must:

  1.  Be enrolled in a two or four-year public college or university in Kansas pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  2.  Complete the Agile Work Profiler. Feel free to upload a PDF of your results into the Documents section of your Parker Dewey profile if you would like your results to be visible to an organization after applying for the organization's project.
  3.  Create your account on Parker Dewey. Be sure to add FHSU to the education section of your profile.
  4.  Apply to all projects that interest you.
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Students and recent graduates can get professional experience by completing Micro-Internships.

For Prospective Employers

Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students and alumni from Fort Hays State 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.

Located in Kansas?  You may be eligible to receive a free Micro-Internship!  Click here to learn more.

Micro-Internships provide a new way to connect with our students.

For Alumni

Micro-Internships provide a new way for alumni to connect with current students. Give your time and expertise back to our community while showing students how their classroom experiences connect to careers.

Micro-Internships help connect current students with alum for professional projects.

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

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
Post a project
Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply
Career Launchers apply
Review applicants
Companies choose from candidates
Build skills
Career Launchers gain work experience

Example Projects

Click through to view our library of completed Micro-Internships to get some ideas.