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 enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Benefits of Micro-Internships
When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?
How to Apply for Micro Internships
The Smeal College of Business connects students and employers to micro internship opportunities through the Parker Dewey platform. Follow these easy steps to apply for a micro internship.
• Click the link to the Smeal customized site
• Create an account in less than five minutes
• Complete your profile – Make sure to fill in all sections to best communicate your skills and abilities to prospective employers
• Begin searching for projects
Additionally, you can search Nittany Lion Careers to find more internship and micro internship opportunities.