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Micro-Internships for Wolverines

Through its Micro-Internship program, University of Michigan student-athletes can execute short-term, professional assignments on behalf of busy professionals. Not only do these Wolverines have the grit, skills, and ambition to exceed expectations, they are excited to do so as they launch their careers.
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For Student-Athletes

As a student-athlete, we know you have the grit, skills, and desire to thrive in a professional role, but may not have the time to best position yourself to get that first job. 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?

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Students and recent graduates can get professional experience by completing Micro-Internships.

For Prospective Employers

Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, student-athletes from University of Michigan 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.

Learn more about Micro-Internships for Student-Athletes from our webinar replay!

Micro-Internships provide a new way to connect with our students.

For Alumni and Fans

Micro-Internships provide a new way for Michigan alumni and fans to show their support for the Wolverines while driving business productivity. By allowing these student-athletes to execute your short-term, professional assignment you can support our community while showing students how their classroom experiences connect to careers. 

Learn more about Micro-Internships for Student-Athletes from our webinar replay!

Micro-Internships help connect current students with alum for professional projects.

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.

How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
Post a project
Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply
Career Launchers apply
Review applicants
Companies choose from candidates
Build skills
Career Launchers gain work experience

Example Projects

Click through to view our library of completed Micro-Internships to get some ideas.