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Micro-Internships are short-term, PAID, professional assignments that allow you to explore career paths, gain skills and build your network. They generally require between 10 - 40 hours to complete and are available year-round. Most are completed remotely within a month of kicking off.

Micro-Internships are available on the Parker Dewey platform and used by organizations ranging from emerging startups to Fortune 100 corporations.
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Available Micro-Internships

The following are available now for TMCF DevCon students for short-term, project-based roles. Click on the company's logo below to view more details and apply.

Remember to add TMCF DevCon in the "Affiliations" section of your Parker Dewey profile in order to access these exclusive opportunities.

Compiling Best Practices in DEI

Compile a report that highlights best practices in DEI for companies who are in the IT industry.

Identifying Potential Partners

Generate a list of contacts at organizations supporting underserved populations who may be a good fit for some of our community engagement initiatives.

Student Engagement Best Practices

Complete two projects designed to help engage sophomore and junior college students in our target locations.

Getting Started

When you are launching 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 GETTING PAID!

But first:

  1. Create/Update your resume. If you don't have a resume yet, TMCF resume resources can help. 
  2. Create an account on LinkedIn. This can help you establish your professional network and online presence, and it's easy to get started.  
  3. Explore your career options. If you are not sure what kinds of opportunities interest you, check out the O*NET Interest Profiler.
  4. Get assistance. Visit the Career Services office at your school.

Keep your resume and LinkedIn profile up-to-date 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 and let you learn about different companies, roles, and career paths!

To begin,

  1. Create an account on Parker Dewey. Be sure to add TMCF DevCon as an affiliation in your profile so that you can see all Micro-Internships that you are eligible for.
  2. Complete your profile.
  3. Apply to projects that interest you. Be sure to be professional in all communications with the prospective employer. 

Be sure to return to the Parker Dewey platform regularly to keep on applying to new opportunities!

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On the Job

Selected for a Micro-Internship? Congratulations!  When you receive the notification via email, you’ll also receive a checklist of recommended next steps, including:

  1. Schedule your kickoff meeting. Email the project contact to set up a time to discuss the Micro-Internship real-time. Remember, communicate professionally, ask good questions, and make sure you understand what's expected. And be prepared - the project supervisor is counting on you to do a GREAT job!
  2. Sign up for Parker Dewey's payroll system. You will be paid directly by Parker Dewey, and the link is provided in your congratulations email.
  3. Use your resources (knowledge from class and other experiences, mentors, faculty, etc.) to complete the project to the best of your ability.
  4. Complete the project by the deadline(s) that you and your project supervisor identify.

If you have questions, reach out to at any time.


After Your Micro-Internship

When you complete your Micro-Internship, you will receive a checklist of things to do such as:

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Frequently Asked Questions


Projects completed through Parker Dewey are only available to U.S. citizens or international students with approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), or other work authorization.

 If you are a current F-1/J1 international student, you will need to confirm your eligibility to work before you are able to apply to projects. It is strongly advised to contact your School’s International Student Support Center regarding information on eligibility for work authorization to ensure compliance with internship requirements and USCIS regulations.


Current students and alumni do not need to have DACA or TPS to apply to Micro-internships.  All Micro-internships are structured as independent contract work, which means successful applicants would be hired by Parker Dewey as independent contractors.

Other Considerations:

You may use your work authorization or a valid ITIN to be paid as an independent contractor.

You may already have an ITIN if your parents ever filed income taxes and claimed you as a dependent. You can find out if you have an ITIN in your parents’ tax forms.

If you have an ITIN, make sure to find out if it has expired. If it has, you will need to renew it. Find information on ITIN expiration and renewal here.

If you do not have an ITIN, you can learn how to obtain one here: ITIN Guide or this video from Immigrants Rising.


For more information about how the payment process works for students/recent grads completing Micro-Internships, click here.

If you have additional questions about Micro-Internships, please contact Parker Dewey.