What are Micro-Internships?
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. While these projects are not designed to give you clinical experience, they are an opportunity to demonstrate skills (such as research, attention to detail, grit, etc.), explore career paths, and build your networks as you seek the right full-time role. Academic credit is not guaranteed for Micro-Internships. If selected, students should discuss the possibility of academic credit with their academic program director. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships:
- Can take place year-round
- Typically range from 10 to 40 hours of work
- Are typically 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 both in the Atlanta area and across the U.S. Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Students/Recent Grads with Organizations in need of support.
When you are starting your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. You can explore different career paths and work on interesting projects all while building your resume and get paid.
- Create/Update your resume. Use these GSU resources to help.
- Create an account on LinkedIn. This can help you establish your professional network and online presence.
- Explore your career options.
Keep your resume and LinkedIn profile up to date as soon as you gain more experiences.
Apply to Opportunities
Don't wait for a full-time internship to gain professional experience. Micro-Internships can be done at all stages of your academic career!
- Create an account on Parker Dewey via the link
- Complete your profile.
- Apply to projects that interest you. Be sure to be professional in all communications with the prospective employer. These tips can help.
Be sure to return to the Parker Dewey platform regularly to keep on applying to new opportunities! This video can help build your confidence.
On the Job
Selected for a Micro-Internship? Congratulations! After you receive the notification via email, you should:
- Email your project supervisor to set up a time to connect real-time to discuss the project.
- Sign up for Parker Dewey's payroll system (Gigwage). The link is provided in your congratulations email.
- Use your resources (knowledge from class and other experiences, LinkedIn Learning Videos, mentors, faculty, etc.) to complete the project to the best of your ability.
- Complete the project by the deadline(s) that you and your project supervisor identify.
If you have questions, reach out to email@example.com at any time.
After Your Micro-Internship
When you complete your Micro-Internship, you will receive a checklist of things to do such as:
- Complete a brief survey about your experience.
- Review the feedback you receive from your supervisor.
- Update your resume/LinkedIn profile.
- Stay in touch with your Micro-Internship Supervisor.
- Apply to another Micro-Internship!