Gain experience, explore career paths and build your professional network in just one to four weeks. They are perfect for Winter Term, May Term, summer break and even a long semester—whenever you have time in your schedule.

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 allow you to demonstrate job-related skills, explore career paths and build your professional network. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships:

  • can take place year-round;
  • typically range from 10 to 40 hours of total work; and
  • typically have deliverables due between one week and one month after start.

Micro-internships are offered by companies/organizations ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups both in Texas and across the country.

What do you need to do before applying?

As with any opportunity, there are a few things you can do to prepare for and consider which opportunities might be of interest to you.

  1. Create or update your resume. If you don’t have a resume yet, visit the Resumes & Cover Letters page for examples and other helpful resources.
  2. Create an account on LinkedIn. LinkedIn provides a digital space for sharing your experience and background and to help you establish your professional network. It’s easy to get started.
  3. Create goals. Make an appointment to meet with a Career Coach/Counselor to review your resume, identify your core competencies, and clarify your career goals and how micro-internships can help you achieve them.

How can I apply for micro-internships?

Micro-internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects students and recent grads with organizations in need of support. Simply create an account on Parker Dewey, search through available micro-internships, and get started right away.

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