Micro-Internships via Parker Dewey

Students can apply to take part in short-term, professional, paid Micro-Internships. Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and most can be completed remotely. Not only do micro-internships help companies, but they also allow you to demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional network.

IMPORTANT: Students may be required to sign legal documents, such as a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for micro-internships for which they are selected. While requirements such as these are common business practice, it is important that you carefully review all details included in the documentation prior to signing. Should you have questions regarding NDA or other documentation language, please feel free to reach out to your Gateway Counselor. Legal documentation, pay, and other logistics are coordinated by Parker Dewey, the Micro-Internships organization.  Click here for additional information regarding Form 1099

Note for International Students: Micro-internships do not qualify for CPT, and the process for OPT is likely too time intensive and costly to make this short-term experience a viable option. Please consult Janine Block (blockj@lafayette.edu), International Student Advisor, if you have additional questions.

SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT: Use the below button to learn more, set up your account, and apply to projects, visit . For security reasons, be sure to choose a password distinct from the one associated with your Lafayette credentials.

As you set up your profile and apply, make sure you keep these tips for success in mind:

  • Check the platform regularly. Micro-Internships tend to move quickly. If you don’t see a project that interests you today, there’s still a good chance you’ll see one next week, or maybe even tomorrow. When you do see something you’re excited about, make sure you apply ASAP!
  • Keep applying! Micro-Internships can be a bit of a numbers game, as was highlighted by a recent graduate who has done more than 15 projects. Students tend to have better odds of being selected for a project after they’ve applied to 5 or more, so don’t get deterred if you’ve applied to a few but haven’t been selected yet.
  • Read the project descriptions carefully. Companies use Parker Dewey to accomplish various goals. While some are looking for on-demand project support, others are looking to expand their talent pipelines and are willing to do some coaching/teaching. The project descriptions often indicate or include clues as to what that company’s goals are.

Don’t forget that Parker Dewey is here to help! For more information, you can check out their monthly FAQ webinar or have your profile/applications reviewed during their monthly office hours.

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