Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that help you build skills, explore career options, and prove yourself to prospective employers. Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and many can be completed remotely. Not only can you gain valuable experience by doing real work, but you will also be getting paid! Career & Professional Development is partnering with Parker Dewey, an organization that sources micro-internships for students and alumni. Continue reading to learn more and how to get started. You can also join Parker Dewey to learn more at one of their upcoming events:
FAQ Webinar: This webinar covers how to apply for these paid, professional experiences! (Register at https://info.parkerdewey.com/parkerdewey/studentfaqwebinar)
Office Hours: Have a profile already? Get it reviewed by Parker Dewey staff. (See Details/Join at https://info.parkerdewey.com/student-office-hours)
‘Creating Your Own Opportunities’ Webinar: Learn how to reach out to specific companies you’re interested in. (Register at https://info.parkerdewey.com/create-your-own-micro-internship-opportunities)
Here are 3 reasons to consider a micro-internship.
1. Get Experience Year-Round
We still love longer-term internships, but you may have limited availability outside of your classes or are looking for a short-term opportunity such as during winter break. Micro-Internships are flexible enough to allow you to work over breaks or to work while continuing to take classes. Many projects can be completed remotely – freeing you from scheduling around class time!
2. Do This in Your Free Time
Many students find themselves involved in various activities on and off-campus with the goal of gathering enough experience to be able to find a job after graduation. These projects complement those experiences and are professional opportunities that you can do in your free time. Now, you can spend some of that downtime developing important career skills.
3. Connect with Employers and Alumni
As a DU student, you appreciate the intellectual curiosity, work ethic, and other capabilities that are ingrained in our culture. As a result, these projects provide you an opportunity to apply your skills and see if the employer is a place you could see yourself working at and enjoying in the future.
Starting a micro-internship is as easy as applying for your first project. Get started here today. Need additional support? Here is a series of short videos to help you set up your profile and maximize the platform to find the right micro-internship for you.