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Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
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When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?

For more tips for success, please click here to watch the webinar recording that was hosted by Parker Dewey for JCU's Wayfinders Program.
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Prospective employers see Career Launchers in action on short-term roles.
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from John Carroll 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.

To see examples of projects, click here.

For more information and questions, contact the program coordinator, Selen Zarrelli, at
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Alumni have a new way to interact with current students while getting support on their professional tasks.
The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) and Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at John Carroll University (JCU) are honored to launch the Wayfinders Program. Wayfinders program is funded by Cleveland City Foundation, and the program aims to prepare John Carroll University's historically underrepresented students for entry into the workplace.

The target populations for the program are students who identify as:
• First-generation
• Coming from a low-socioeconomic background
• Students with disabilities
• People of color
• LGBTQ+ people

Wayfinders plans to connect students, faculty members, professional staff, and businesses in opportunities that complement classroom learning with hands-on, real-world experience. For more information and questions, contact the program coordinator, Selen Zarrelli, at

You can learn more about the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion by clicking here. Follow our social media to catch one of our Career Readiness Workshops:
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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 students 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 students with Companies in need of support.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
Post a project

Step 1

Companies post paid projects
Students apply

Step 2

Students apply
Review applicants

Step 3

Companies choose from candidates
Build skills

Step 4

Students gain work experience

Example Projects

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