Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey are short-term, paid, professional projects open to all college students and recent graduates of U.S.-based institutions. From working directly with an entrepreneur to supporting a large enterprise, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different roles and company cultures as you gain valuable experience.
How it Works
Check out details on available assigments, including when they’re due and how much you’ll be paid.
You decide which opportunities seem most interesting - it’s a great way to explore different roles and industries.
Once you’re selected, work directly with the company. Do your best to exceed their expectations as it could lead to a full-time role.
Parker Dewey Micro-Internships come from a variety of industries and disciplines. You’ll find assignments for marketing like copywriting and working in social media, sales projects like lead generation, operations tasks like building reports, and more. Every project on Parker Dewey is paid a fair amount. They’re all per-project and have no other fees, so what you see is what you will earn upon completion. Most importantly, Parker Dewey protects you as a junior freelancer: you’ll never have to negotiate pay, send an invoice, or create a contract—all of these details are managed behind the scenes on our platform.
Start by creating a free Career Launcher account on Parker Dewey. Your profile tells potential employers more about your interests, skills, and career goals, so be sure to fill it out completely. Access a step-by-step guide to setting up your profile.
All it takes is one click and a few minutes to send your completed profile over to the project manager. Each project includes a few short-answer questions to help the organization learn more about you, how you’ll approach the project, and any related experience you might already have. Because Micro-Internships are both short-term and on-demand, projects come and go quickly on Parker Dewey’s platform. Be sure to check back early and often to find projects that interest you.
Once you're selected
When an employer selects you for a project, you’ll be notified and receive contact information to help you schedule a kick-off call. You’ll work directly with the project manager to get directions, understand the project requirements, and get feedback along the way. Treat your Micro-Internship like an audition: show the organization you’re working with what you are capable of, how you communicate, and your attention to detail.
After your project
Once your project is completed, you’ll receive feedback directly from your manager to help you learn and grow. You can list your project on your resume as an Independent Consultant for Parker Dewey, ask your manager to leave you a public reference on your LinkedIn profile, and stay connected to learn more about future opportunities. Career Launchers are frequently asked to complete additional projects, join for longer-term opportunities, or encouraged to apply for full-time roles!
Frequently asked questions
I now have a better idea of what it's like working in different departments and industries, and understand what roles would be best for me when I graduate. Plus, the variety of these experiences has helped my resume stand out and show me as more than a GPA and hourly jobs.
Dell Scholar from Texas A&M,
Class of 2019
I already had a full-time offer, but just because I had that offer, my job search and professional development didn’t stop. I was always looking for opportunities and ways to continue developing and applying my skills as well as gaining new skills—I thought that Micro-Internships were a great way to do that. I was happily surprised at truly how integrated I was as part of the team, just from these few short weeks of doing a project part-time. I was able to build genuine relationships with my managers and supervisors and we’ve even talked about continuing my involvement this year. That’s something I definitely didn’t expect from a short internship.
University of California - Berkely,
Class of 2020
I can only say great things about my experience. The CEO has been amazing giving me feedback and working with me on the project.
University of Central Florida,
Class of 2018
Micro-Internships helped me find and secure my first job after graduation.
Class of 2015
After completing several projects through Parker Dewey, I have gained invaluable exposure to a variety of industries, offering me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of business and improve my various skillsets. These projects have also allowed me to enhance my professional network by building relationships with individuals from smaller companies with unique missions and operations.
MBA student at Bentley University,
Class of 2020
I feel so lucky that I found Parker Dewey. It allows me to add to my resume while also getting real interactions with clients. I have the opportunity to be treated as an actual employee rather than a student with an assignment due. It holds me responsible and accountable for my work and deadlines.
University of Michigan,
Class of 2017