Micro-Internships offer a new way to customize your professional growth through 2-4 week internships and short-term projects that help you explore industries and functions while gaining experience.
Micro-Internships also allow you to demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your portfolio and network. The projects you find here are paid opportunities that will help you flex your marketing, finance, research, modeling, and technical skills.
For International Students
Projects completed through Parker Dewey are only available to U.S. citizens or international students with approved off-campus employment authorization -- such as F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT), F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), or J-1 Academic Training.
If you are a current international student at MIT Sloan, you will need to confirm your eligibility to work, and any limitations on the maximum number of internships that can be pursued for academic credit in the academic program, before you are able to apply to projects. Eligibility requirements for off-campus employment authorization are the same whether the internship is a project, short-term internship, or longer-term internship, or if the position is paid or non-paid. Each Micro-Internship requires separate CPT authorization and thus international students will only be eligible to do one Micro-Internship during the summer. Please visit the International Students Office Employment webpage for details and guidance.
If you have already graduated from MIT Sloan, you will need to ensure you have secured post-degree completion employment authorization (F-1 Post-Completion OPT or J-1 Academic Training) before you can begin any project activity. Visit the MIT International Students Office Employment page to learn more.
For Prospective Employers
Complement your recruiting strategy with Micro-Internships. This new addition makes it easy to hire MIT Sloan students and recent alumni for just-in-time opportunities and prototype projects. Connect your organization with MIT Sloan talent for strategy, research, and data-oriented projects and leverage this unique opportunity to expand your talent network.
Micro-Internships offer a new way for alumni to support current MIT Sloan students and recent graduates. Share your organization’s projects with the MIT Sloan community to gain valuable contributions from students and recent alums, while giving them an opportunity to grow professionally and to expand their networks.
What are Micro-Internships?
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or traditional interns. These shorter assignments enable students to explore career paths, apply new skills, and build their networks. 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.