For Career Launchers
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?
To be eligible for this program you must:
- Be enrolled in a two or four-year public college or university in Kansas pursuing an undergraduate degree.
- 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.
- Create your account on Parker Dewey. Be sure to add Kansas Micro-Internship Program to your profile in the Affiliations section.
- Apply to all projects that interest you.
Learn More About Your Agilities
The DeBruce Foundation’s free Agile Work Profiler gives you a ranked set of your ten Agilities. These strengths and interests are universal to all occupations and allow you to identify those which are most highly developed for you and which you may want to improve upon.
Once you have taken the Agile Work Profiler, use the resources below to learn more:
- What is the Agile Work Profiler? (~2-minute video)
- Defining the 10 Agilities
- 30 Ways to Develop Your Agilities Today
With the knowledge of your Agilities, you can better explore the Micro-Internship opportunities and careers that interest you the most so that you can more skillfully navigate the job market.
For Busy Professionals
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students attending any of the 33 public colleges and universities in Kansas 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. Need immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded? We’ve got you covered.
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.