Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments similar to those completed by new hires or summer interns. They 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 across departments by companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups allowing college students and recent grads can demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.
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Career Launchers work on Micro-Internships while working on their degrees.
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. 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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Prospective employers see Career Launchers in action on short-term roles.
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Yale can help. 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.
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Alumni have a new way to interact with current students while getting support on their professional tasks.
Micro-Internships provide a new way for alumni to connect with current students. Give your time and expertise back to our community while showing students hows their classroom experiences connect to careers.
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How it Works

Creating an account takes under 5 minutes - with no additional paperwork required!
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Companies post paid projects
Career Launchers apply

Career Launchers apply
Review applicants

Companies choose from candidates
Build skills

Career Launchers gain work experience

Example Micro-Internships

Click through to view our library of Micro-Internship to see some examples of projects that have been completed.

Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, making it easy for companies, schools, and students to benefit from the program as there are no administrative barriers.