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Hire KC Micro-Internship Program

KC Digital Drive invites you to post paid, professional projects at no-cost to you!  This program, sponsored by the Bank of America Charitable Trust, allows approved Kansas City organizations to connect with students and recent grads via short-term projects.


WHAT: Organizations approved by KC Digital Drive can post projects requiring 10 - 20 hours of work by the student.  While funding is available, eligible organizations can receive funding for their first 3 Micro-Internships

COST: There is no cost for qualifying organizations. Students are paid by KC Digital Drive Micro-Internship partner, Parker Dewey upon completion of the project.

TIMELINE: Projects can be posted now and can start right away!

HOW TO GET STARTED: All opportunities will be posted on and student payment will be processed by Parker Dewey


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The funding for these projects was made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America Charitable Trust.

Ready to post your Micro-Internship?  Click here

Micro-Internship Templates

Click on the links below to see Micro-Internship templates that you can customize before posting. If you have questions or need help, complete the form above, and a member of the Parker Dewey team will reach out to you.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under five minutes!
Post projects using templates above or create your own.
Post projects using templates above or create your own.
Students apply.
Students apply.
Choose from applicants.
Choose from applicants.
Students gain work experience, your project gets done.
Students gain work experience; your project gets done.

Frequently Asked Questions


Hire KCC Micro-Internships are funded by Bank of America Charitable Trust.  You will not receive an invoice for this project. 

If you are not sure how long your project will take, complete the form at the top of this page, and the Parker Dewey team can assist.


While Hire KC Micro-Internships are intended to take between 10 and 20 hours of work by the student, you can "bundle" several projects together to work with more students or the same student on a longer project.

At this time, all organizations are eligible to receive funding for up to 3 Micro-Internships through the Hire KC Micro-Internship Program. 

If funding is no longer available, you can always post additional Micro-Internships that are funded by your organization.


In short, it’s easy as Parker Dewey handles it all.  No HR burdens. No questions about ownership or worries about confidentiality/liability.

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 the student you select is a contractor or employee of Parker Dewey. 

Liability: Parker Dewey assumes all liability. Not happy with the work product? We’ll work with you and the Swarthmore team to determine next steps.

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 requirements of the project.  Whenever possible, Hire KC recommends providing remote Micro-Internships whenever possible as this allows the opportunity to be accessible to a maximum number of students.


These Micro-Internship opportunities are intended to engage students attending Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, or the University of Missouri-Kansas City, but you can work with any student/recent grad who applies to your Micro-Internship nationwide if you wish to do so.

Once you post your project, students will be able to apply.  You will receive an email each day that your project receives at least one application.
To select a student:
  • Log back into the Parker Dewey platform by clicking this link. If you do not remember your password, click on "Forgot password? Reset it" button.
  • Once you log in, click on Details underneath your project. Then select View Applicants.
  • Click Details next to each student to read more about each student's background and his/her answers to your application question(s).
  • Once you have made your selection, you can select Approve Applicant for This Project. If you want to send your student a message you can click Send Them a Message! to set up a time to do an interview or ask the student for more information.
If you have any questions about this, please reach out to Parker Dewey's Partnership Team.
When you select a student, both you and the student will receive an email with each other's contact information so that you can schedule a time to meet and kickoff the project. Parker Dewey will also send you additional resources via email so that your project goes as smoothly as possible including the contact information for a member of the Parker Dewey Client Success Team. You can reach out to this individual at any time if you need help with your project.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Parker Dewey's Partnership Team.

Still Have Questions?

Parker Dewey is happy to set up a time to discuss your unique recruiting or on-demand project needs. To connect with our team, please complete the form.