Parker Dewey allows all current students and recent graduates nationwide to work on Micro-Internships, regardless of their college or university. For those schools that want more, we’re happy to provide you with content, resources and data to maximize your students’ success with Micro-Internship opportunities and achieve your institutional goals.
How it Works
Through short-term, paid, and professional experiences, Micro-Internships allow organizations to identify and attract students and recent grads from all backgrounds. These opportunities can fit into any student’s schedule and provide a pathway towards a longer-term role.
How to use Micro-Internships to support Career Launchers
Micro-Internships enhance placement rates and help students find the right jobs. Projects allow students to demonstrate skills and explore career paths across various fields, industries, and disciplines. In addition, while working on these assignments, students will bring real work experiences back to class for meaningful discussions and support.
Micro-Internships provide a new way for alumni to support their alma mater. By posting a featured Micro-Internship, they can select a current student searching for professional experience, while also getting work off of their to-do list.
Micro-Internships help colleges build relationships with organizations that may not yet recruit at their school and deepen relationships with those that do. Since Micro-Internships are low-risk, employers are more willing to look beyond focus schools, typical majors, and GPA hurdles.
Many of our students pursue majors with names that don't sound like job titles – this helps them understand how the skills developed in philosophy, history, and other courses relate to those jobs they will have after graduation. In addition, our students seek advice on these assignments from faculty and staff members as well as alumni, driving engagement in a way that goes beyond the classroom or typical conversations.
Chief Operating Officer,
Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts
From the college and university of their choice into the career and life of their choice. Parker Dewey helps to make that dream, our social contract with the future, a reality. For so many individuals, these Micro-Internships—and the accompanying learning and mentoring that flows naturally—have served as the keystone to professional opportunities.
Illinois Institute of Technology