Through Micro-Internships, you can you explore different career paths, while demonstrating your abilities to potential employers, building your professional portfolio, and enhancing your 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 Prospective Employers
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Ohio University can help as they have demonstrated the grit, skills, and desire to exceed your expectations. 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.
Micro-Internships provide a new way for Ohio alumni to support the school while driving business productivity. By allowing these students to execute your short-term, professional assignment you can support our community while showing students how their classroom experiences connect to careers.
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.