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Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths.
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Students/Career Launchers

When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships can help you explore different career paths and gain valuable work experience. This is your opportunity to work on interesting assignments and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and 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.

International and DACA Students

International Students - International students are strongly advised to contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at regarding information on getting work authorization to ensure compliance with internship requirements and international student federal regulations.

DACA Students - DACA recipients are eligible to apply. Students who do not have DACA are encouraged to contact The Center. Every Student. Every Story. to learn more about other educational opportunities.

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Prospective Employers

Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students and alumni from University of Nevada, Reno can help. You can also specify if you are interested in hiring a special population (i.e., our Wolf Pack student-athletes). If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st century skills and improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts while lowering the costs (and risks) associated with onboarding, Micro-Internships make it easy. Or if you just need immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, we’ve got you covered.

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

Alumni Engagement

Micro-Internships provide a new way for alumni to connect with current Nevada students. Give your time and expertise back to our Wolf Pack community while showing students how their classroom experiences connect to careers.

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.