Click on the links below to see Micro-Internship templates that you can customize before posting. If you have questions or need help, complete the form above, and a member of the Parker Dewey team will reach out to you.
Click on the link above to create your own project. If you need help, please reach out at email@example.com.
Tap into a college student’s creativity to develop promotional materials for your company or organization.
Engage a student in creating a social media content calendar. The posts should have a good mix of thought leadership, informational, and promotional content (which we will provide).
Reviewing job candidates' resumes can be time consuming. Let a student save you time by reviewing and ranking these resumes.
Have a student update the user manual to reflect recent changes made to product specifications and features.
Have a student assist with making various changes to a website. This could include reformatting pages, revising text, changing images, and more.
Do you need to identify new leads but can’t find the extra time? Have a student take on this essential task for you.
Have an eager student develop an application programming interface (API) script that will interface and pull information from a site.
Interested in posting a project exclusively for students in the UCS Career Launcher program?
Students in the UCS Career Launcher program have had the opportunity to be mentored by a UNC alumn, and receive hands-on career coaching and development that has holistically prepared them for their Micro-Internship project. This program is open to all UNC – Chapel Hill students, but has strongly been encouraged for underrepresented students, underserved majors, and students who lack any career-aligned professional experience.
To make your Micro-Internship opportunity exclusively available for students that meet the above criteria, please do the following when posting your project:
Add '-UCS Career Launcher Program' to the title of your Micro-Internship posting.
This will allow students to know that this project is available to them as a result of their participation in the program.
Add 'UNC Chapel Hill: UCS Career Launcher' in the 'Affiliations/Programs' section.
This will make it so only students in the program will be able to see your Micro-Internship opportunity.
Add the following question to your posting to ensure that you're reaching the targeted population:
'Do you qualify for the Career Launcher program? If you’re not sure, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.'
How it Works
Frequently Asked Questions
UNC is seeking employers that can provide paid micro-internship projects with a minimum duration of 20 hours (max 40). The cost is $500 for a 20-hour project; and $1000 for a 40-hour project. UNC has partnered with Parker Dewey to facilitate payments to students so that all administrative processes are handled efficiently.
In short, it’s easy as Parker Dewey handles it all. No HR burdens. No questions about ownership or worries about confidentiality/liability.
Employment: Micro-Interns are not your employees, contractors, interns, temps, or freelancers. Similar to working with a consulting firm or any other service provider, you are engaging Parker Dewey LLC to complete the assignment, and the student you select is a contractor or employee of Parker Dewey.
Liability: Parker Dewey assumes all liability. Not happy with the work product? We’ll work with you and the Swarthmore team to determine next steps.
Work Product: All work product is owned by you.
Confidentiality: While most projects involve public-facing information of a non-sensitive nature, both Parker Dewey and all Career Launchers sign strict NDAs to protect your information. In addition to the standard provisions, the students understand that they are risking their academic transcript or expulsion for any violation of confidentiality.
Background Checks: Given the short-term nature and structure of these assignments, we do not conduct background checks. While companies are always welcome to conduct a background check directly, the nature of the specific assignments and lack of a direct relationship with the individual who is selected has caused most organizations to defer the background check until after a Micro-Internship is completed and a student is offered a traditional internship or full-time role.
Micro-Internships can be either on-site or virtual, depending on the requirements of the project. UNC recommends providing Remote Micro-Internships whenever possible as this allows the opportunity to be accessible to a maximum number of students.
These project opportunities are open to ALL UNC students, but will be prioritized for students who currently meet any of the following criteria:
- lack any career-aligned professional experience
- belong to a “special student population” at UNC, or
- participate in a Center for Student Success program.
Note: University Career Services (UCS) defines special student populations as: 1) historically marginalized students, 2) under-served student majors, and 3) target student populations defined by University Career Services.
- Log back into the Parker Dewey platform by clicking this link. If you do not remember your password, click on "Forgot password? Reset it" button.
- Once you log in, click on Details underneath your project. Then select View Applicants.
- Click Details next to each student to read more about each student's background and his/her answers to your application question(s).
- Once you have made your selection, you can select Approve Applicant for This Project. If you want to send your student a message you can click Send Them a Message! to set up a time to do an interview or ask the student for more information.