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