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 help you to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build your networks as you 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
- Are typically 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 both in Vermont and across the U.S. Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Students/Recent Grads with Organizations in need of support.
When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network all while GETTING PAID!
- Create an account on Parker Dewey via the link below.
- Complete your profile.
- Apply to projects that interest you.
Be sure to return to the Parker Dewey platform regularly to keep on applying to new opportunities!
On the Job
Selected for a Micro-Internship? Congratulations! After you receive the notification via email, you should:
- Email your project supervisor to set up a time to connect real-time to discuss the project.
- Sign up for Parker Dewey's payroll system (Gigwage). The link is provided in your congratulations email.
- Use your resources (knowledge from class and other experiences, mentors, faculty, etc.) to complete the project to the best of your ability.
- Complete the project by the deadline(s) that you and your project supervisor identify.
If you have questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
After Your Micro-Internship
When you complete your Micro-Internship, you will receive a checklist of things to do such as:
- Complete a brief survey about your experience
- Review the feedback you receive from your supervisor
- Update your resume/LinkedIn profile
- Stay in touch with your Micro-Internship Supervisor
- Apply to another Micro-Internship!
Career Interest Groups
Connect with employers, faculty, alums, staff, and peers to learn and share resources that support your career success.
Use the extensive video library from LinkedIn Learning for tips while completing your Micro-Internship.