Micro-Internships at UM

Micro-internships are short-term, professional assignments similar to those tasks to new hires or interns. Like traditional internships, micro-internships can take place any semester. Typically, they range from 5-40 hours of work and are one-week to one-month long. Micro-internships can occur on-site or remotely.

Micro-internships are offered by Fortune 100 companies to emerging start-ups in departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

All micro-internships on Parker Dewey are paid; however, micro-internships offered through specific organizations/companies or other search platforms might not be paid.

Credit may be a possibility (1 credit = 45 hours of work). Please speak with your advisor or faculty mentor to determine where a micro-internship fits into your academic plan and whether you can earn credit.

Current students and recent graduates; however, some workplaces have specific requirements (e.g. sophomore or junior status.)

Schedule an appointment with one of our Career Coaches to review your micro-internship application materials! 

Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey connects students to diverse companies and organizations across the US. Opportunities on Parker Dewey are PAID and positions are posted on a rolling basis. 

  1. Sign up for a FREE “career launcher” account!
    • You will receive a confirmation email from Parker Dewey to set up your full account, so provide a professional email address (e.g. your UM email address or professional gmail address). 
  2. After you create an account, complete your profile. 
  3. Search and apply for micro-internship opportunities. 
    • Your responses to questions on the applications are critical. Be specific! 

Handshake

Handshake is a recruiting platform used by schools across the US and is the official platform for UM students and alumni. 

  1. Log in to Handshake using your NetID and password. 
  2. Complete your profile, including the “Job Interests” section.
  3. Search for opportunities. 

Company Websites 

Local, national, and international companies often post internships and micro-internships on their sites. If you are interested in specific companies,bookmark and check their websites to review opportunities. 

  • Gain relevant experience to include on your résumé
  • Explore potential career paths
  • Make money!
  • Earn academic credit (potentially) 
  • Fit experience into limited time-frame  (ideal for students with family, military, employment responsibilities)
  • Establish a connection regardless of GPA or your network 
  • Showcase your talent and skills to prospective employers  
  • Build your professional network
  • Evaluate companies to determine mutual fit