Merrimack College
Micro-Internships

With so many of our students impacted by COVID-19, we're turning to our community of supporters to engage our highly-motivated students on short-term, professional assignments.

These Micro-Internship projects serve as a bridge (and life raft for some of our students) to future employment opportunities.

Browse our recommended projects below or complete the form on this page to learn more and get started supporting our students.

 

How it Works

Merrimack College has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect our students interested in working on short-term, paid, professional projects.
Post projects as needed

Step 1

Create an account and post projects on-demand.
Connect with students as they apply

Step 2

Select Merrimack students and recent graduates that apply for your project.
Work virtually with students

Step 3

Mentor the student as needed to complete the project.
Integrate Micro-Internships into your hiring funnel

Step 4

Stay in touch, even hire the student directly after the project!

Featured Projects for Merrimack College Students

As a supporter of Merrimack College, you can have any of these completed by a current student, making it easy to give back and stay productive. Clicking the links to post a project will take you over to the Parker Dewey platform and allow you to make edits before posting your request. You can also use the form above to connect with Parker Dewey about a custom request or to ask any questions before posting a project.

Data Visualization Micro-Internship

Extract Insights from Data

Have an eager college student comb your dataset and extract everything you need to know.

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Data Insights Micro-Internship

Market Research

Use a student's analytical skills to create a market analysis for your target industry including competitors and possible partners.

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Social Media Analytics Micro-Internship

Social Media Engagement

Engagement with your customers via social media channels is essential. Utilize a student to measure social media involvement with your company.

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Market Strategy Micro-Internship

Content Calendar

Maintaining a presence on social media is crucial for organizations of all sizes. Let a student plan a calendar with multiple daily posts and content.

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Consumer Insights Micro-Internship

User Experience Testing

Engage a student in conducting a comprehensive UX test of your website and provide suggestions for improvement.

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White Paper Research Micro-Internship

Data Clean-Up

Get help from college students to review, update, and correct your database records while you move on to more pressing tasks.

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Case Study Micro-Internship

Strategic Partner Identification

Utilize a student’s keen research skills to identify influencers and organizations your company might want to partner with.

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Lead Generation Micro-Internship

Lead Generation

Do you need to identify new leads but can’t find the extra time? Hire a college student to take on this essential task for you.

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What are Micro-Internships?

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that are similar to those given to recent college grads or interns. Not only is this a great way to support our students, it also provides you with immediate support and complements your campus recruiting efforts.

  • Typically require 10-40 hours, and can be bundled to create a longer-term experience

  • Each project has a discrete deliverable, making it easier for companies and Career Launchers to evaluate outcomes

  • Available year-round as needed

  • Provides an easy way for companies and Career Launchers to build authentic relationships

While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.

This is the 'anti-staffing firm.' I set the price for the assignment, picked who I wanted, and when I decided to hire her, there were no fees.

Not only did the Career Launcher shine, he excelled. He took the brand to a new level and challenged our group to think outside the box. Could not have been more pleased or grateful for the opportunity to work with this motivated individual. It's all about opportunity and Parker Dewey gives students exactly that. I look forward to our next project!

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

For graduating seniors who were unable to complete the recruiting process or whose jobs were eliminated, Micro-Internships provide pathways that could lead to full-time roles as they demonstrate their skills.

Career Exploration

Career Exploration

For students whose internships were eliminated or shortened, Micro-Internships provide the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, while learning about various roles, industries, and opportunities.

Career Discovery

Career Discovery

For students early in their college experience, Micro-Internships provide an effective way for them to learn about the variety of career opportunities that are available through real, professional experiences.