University of Wisconsin-Madison

With so many of our students and recent graduates impacted by COVID-19, we're turning to our community of supporters to engage our highly-motivated students on short-term, professional assignments.

These Micro-Internship projects serve as a bridge to future employment opportunities.

Browse our recommended projects below or complete the form on this page to learn more and get started supporting our students.


How it Works

University of Wisconsin-Madison has partnered with Parker Dewey to connect our students and recent grads interested in working on short-term, paid, professional projects.
Post projects as needed

Step 1

Create an account and post projects on-demand.
Connect with students as they apply

Step 2

Select UW-Madison students that apply for your project.
Work virtually with students

Step 3

Mentor the student as needed to complete the project.
Integrate Micro-Internships into your hiring funnel

Step 4

Stay in touch, even hire the student directly after the project!

Featured Projects for UW-Madison Students

As a supporter of UW-Madison, you can have any of these completed by a current student or alum, making it easy to give back and stay productive. Clicking the links to post a project will take you over to the Parker Dewey platform and allow you to make edits before posting your request. You can also use the form above to connect with Parker Dewey about a custom request or to ask any questions before posting a project.

Data Visualization Micro-Internship

User Experience Testing

Engage a student in conducting a comprehensive UX test of your website and provide suggestions for improvement.

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Data Insights Micro-Internship

Extract Insights from Data

Have an eager college student comb your dataset and extract everything you need to know.

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Social Media Analytics Micro-Internship

Email Marketing Campaign

Use a student's creativity to develop an email marketing campaign of 3-5 emails to help you promote an upcoming project or initiative.

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Market Strategy Micro-Internship

SWOT Analysis

Get help from a college student prepare a SWOT analysis of 3 competitors in your industry using publicly available resources. 

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Consumer Insights Micro-Internship

Competitor Prospecting

Get help from a college student to identify and research prospects that are current customers of your competitor and may be ready to make a switch.

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White Paper Research Micro-Internship

Debt Covenant Analysis

Utilize a student's research skills to review data in companies' financial statements and summarize this into a comprehensive report. 

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Case Study Micro-Internship

CRM Lead Cleansing

Keeping data on leads in your CRM can be time-consuming, so have a student do this for you so that your data is ready to go.

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Lead Generation Micro-Internship

Social Media Competitive Review

College students can comb your social media channels and those of your competitors to make sure you are reaching your target audience.

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What are Micro-Internships?

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that are similar to those given to recent college grads or interns. Not only is this a great way to support our students, it also provides you with immediate support and complements your campus recruiting efforts.

  • Typically require 10-40 hours, and can be bundled to create a longer-term experience

  • Each project has a discrete deliverable, making it easier for companies and Career Launchers to evaluate outcomes

  • Available year-round as needed

  • Provides an easy way for companies and Career Launchers to build authentic relationships

While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.

This is the 'anti-staffing firm.' I set the price for the assignment, picked who I wanted, and when I decided to hire her, there were no fees.

Not only did the Career Launcher shine, he excelled. He took the brand to a new level and challenged our group to think outside the box. Could not have been more pleased or grateful for the opportunity to work with this motivated individual. It's all about opportunity and Parker Dewey gives students exactly that. I look forward to our next project!

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

For graduating seniors who were unable to complete the recruiting process or whose jobs were eliminated, Micro-Internships provide pathways that could lead to full-time roles as they demonstrate their skills.

Career Exploration

Career Exploration

For students whose internships were eliminated or shortened, Micro-Internships provide the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, while learning about various roles, industries, and opportunities.

Career Discovery

Career Discovery

For students early in their college experience, Micro-Internships provide an effective way for them to learn about the variety of career opportunities that are available through real, professional experiences.