WHAT IS A MICRO-INTERNSHIP?

Micro-internships are short-term, project-based assignments organizations can offer virtually. Projects can take anywhere from one week to a few months to complete and usually range from 5 to 40 hours of work. Projects are designed to be completed year-round and students are usually paid a fixed fee. Micro-internships provide a scalable way for employers to engage with talent and students, who in turn get hands-on experience.

A micro-internship can connect you to students and alumni who will engage in meaningful, mutually-beneficial work. They allow organizations to get projects completed while simultaneously sourcing talent for future, full-time opportunities. Employers can experience a candidate’s skills and work ethic to begin building their talent pipeline. Micro-internships can complement existing recruiting efforts by appealing to candidates who might not be able to complete a traditional internship or be ready for a full-time opportunity.

BENEFITS OF HOSTING MICRO-INTERNSHIPS
  • Enhance your pipeline of highly motivated talent

  • Provide opportunities to diverse candidates

  • Improve hiring effectiveness

  • Address resource needs with on-demand support

  • Evaluate candidates to ensure mutual fit

  • Reduce new-hire attrition

  • Support students’ academic outcomes and career readiness


HOW TO HOST MICRO-INTERNSHIPS

Cleveland State connects employers and candidates to micro-internship opportunities through the Parker Dewey platform. There is no onboarding cost for your organization, though all projects posted through Parker Dewey are required to be paid opportunities. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Visit CSU's customized Parker Dewey site

  • Create an account

  • Post projects for which you are seeking help

  • Wait for CSU candidates to apply

  • Select the best candidate(s) for the projects

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