Micro-Internships help companies get immediate support while identifying and evaluating candidates for future hiring needs. The Parker Dewey Micro-Internships program connects students to a diverse network of companies and organizations to take on professional, paid, short-term assignments year-round. As a complement to existing college recruiting efforts and semester-long internships, Micro-Internships provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills, develop relationships, and explore career paths, while providing real value to businesses.
Micro-Internships allow students to apply to short-term, professional assignments, while also allowing companies to identify and assess highly motivated students and recent graduates, should there be available full-time opportunities. Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, can be completed year-round, and help students develop career skills while getting paid.
Companies have recognized that major and GPA alone do not predict career success or fit. Unlike assessments, video interviews, algorithms, and other applicant screening technology, Micro-Internships improve hiring effectiveness by allowing companies to authentically evaluate a student’s skills and work ethic upfront. Both employers and candidates win by having an opportunity to do actual work with one another before committing to an internship or full-time role.
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