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Uncover Top Talent and Evaluate Skills with Micro-Internships

Engage Career Launchers at No Cost


Ready to connect with early-career candidates and get valuable work done? This grant funded Micro-Internship program allows you to engage career launchers on 15-hour projects, at no cost to your organization.



  • Fill talent pipelines with students and graduates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Assess candidate skills on real projects.
  • Try out Micro-Internships before launching your own program.

Connect with Students: Reach students and recent grads from Connecticut and Florida colleges, HBCUs, and member institutions of the HSI Career Collaborative.


Support for Busy Teams: Get extra help on-demand while seeing skills in action with projects like lead generation, drafting marketing content, and data analysis.


Fully Funded by the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation: All costs, including a $300 payment to each Micro-Intern, are covered and processed by Parker Dewey.


Engage Talent, Evaluate Skills, and Streamline Your Hiring Process: Create your project or schedule a call to start benefiting from Micro-Internships!


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Micro-Internship Templates

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Please note that sponsored projects are subject to approval.

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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 contact

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Lead Generation
BDR Audition

Identify college students with attention to detail, critical thinking, persistence, and communication with this lead gen project.

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Content Creation
Marketing Coordinator Audition

Identify college students capable of conducting thorough research, crafting engaging content, and delivering polished final products in the form of articles or blog posts.

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Market Research
Market Analyst Audition

Identify college students skilled in conducting thorough research and presenting findings effectively through this market analysis project.

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Data Cleansing
Data Analyst Audition

Identify college students with core data analysis skills, attention to detail, and analytical thinking skills through this data analysis project.

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Extracting Insights from Data
Data Analyst Audition

Identify college students with core data analysis skills, attention to detail, and quantitative skills through this data manipulation project.

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KPI and Trends Report
Business Analyst Audition

Identify college students with strong attention to detail and analytical skills through this project involving the identification and analysis of key performance indicators (KPIs) and trends

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Short-Form Video Creation
Content Coordinator Audition

Identify college students with strong attention to detail and creative skills through this project involving the creation of 3-5 short-form videos for Instagram/TikTok on specified topics.

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Competitor UX Review and Recommendations
User Experience Analyst

Identify college students with a keen eye for detail and expertise in user experience through this project involving comprehensive testing and analysis of a competitor's website.

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Diversity Best Practices
HR Analyst Audition

Identify college students skilled in conducting research and analyzing articles through this DEI-focused research project.

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Sourcing Candidates
Talent Acquisition Coordinator Audition

Identify college students with research and analysis skills through this project focused on sourcing candidates for specific job roles.

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Student Engagement Strategy
Recruitment Coordinator Audition

Identify college students with strategic planning skills through this project focused on developing a student engagement strategy.

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It's a great opportunity with little risk and high reward.

Malika Davis,

Deputy Director,

Delaware Public Service Commission

What a unique way to tap into the unbelievable base of student and early career talent! Our interns over-delivered and were great representatives of the business in each of their outreach campaigns. We were very impressed with the deliverables and the end-to-end communications with both of our interns!

Douglas D. Menifee,

SVP, Business Development,

HBCU Connect, LLC

Parker Dewey and its partnering Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Micro-Internship program is a perfect opportunity to interact with new talent, invest in the future generation of professionals, and meet potential future hires for your organization.

Seva Reilly,

HR Internship Coordinator,

Sipley the Best

We've had Micro-Interns make powerful impressions on the managers they work with, and these impressions have turned into full-time job offers

Shannon Wade

Early Career Recruiting Lead,

Trane Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions


A Micro-Internship is a short-term project that can typically be completed within 10-40 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.


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.


Thanks to the generous support of the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, all 15-hour Micro-Internships that are part of this program is available at no cost to your organization so long as you select a student who has attended or graduated from a postsecondary college or university in Connecticut or Florida, as well as any HBCU and member institutions of the HSI Career Collaborative!

The student receives $300 upon completion of your 15-hour project which is funded by the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.

If you have a longer project in mind, when posting your project you can adjust the hours and compensation based on your project's needs, and Parker Dewey will invoice you the difference.  


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 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.


Thank you for your interest!  To get started, click here to create a free account on Parker Dewey.  It takes less than 5 minutes to create your profile, and you can see the Micro-Internships that are currently available.


Thank you for your interest!  Click here to meet with Parker Dewey's Partnerships team.  We also have more information about our no-cost university partnerships available here.

More questions?

The Frederick A. DeLuca Micro-Internship Program is designed to serve as a bridge to future employment opportunities and may help your organization find its next great hire. To connect with our team, complete the form.