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 ranging 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, human resources, and finance. 

Micro-internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with companies in need of support. Are you interested? Check out these example projects!


Our Micro-Internships are only available to US citizens or international students with approved Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) or a work visa. If you are an international student, you will need to confirm your eligibility before your account can be activated. If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact The Office of International Students & Scholar Affairs.

Ready to Get Started?

  1. Sign up for a Career Launcher account
  2. Review projects posted by companies 
  3. Apply for micro-internship projects
  4. Companies will choose a candidate

How Alumni Can Get Involved

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 how their classroom experiences connect to careers. Create an account to begin posting opportunities.