Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. They are highly-specific, project-based positions that typically consist of 20 to 40 hours of work and can occur year-round. Students that participate in micro-internships are paid a fixed rate (at least $12/hour), can complete work remotely and are given a timeline to complete their projects; typically over a two to four week time period.
Companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups across various departments including sales, marketing, tech, HR and finance, have utilized micro-interns over the past few years. Employers and students have found this work beneficial as company leaders receive real insight into interns and students have the opportunity to build skills, grow their professional network, and explore new career alternatives through the experience of actually doing the work.
Benefits of a Micro-Internship
As a complement to your academic work and summer or semester-long internships, micro-internships let you:
- Learn and build skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions
- Explore new industries and career paths
- Build relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities
- Add projects to your resume working with top employers
- Connect with employers who might not typically visit campus
Who is Eligible for Micro-Internships?
Micro-Internships are open to all Brandeis students and alumni. There is no cost to students. International students living outside the U.S., are not subject to US immigration regulations on remote work. An international student in the U.S. must follow CPT and OPT rules. Visit with ISSO to learn more.
- Create your free account: parkerdewey.com/brandeis
- Fill out your profile as completely as possible
- Review current Micro-Internship projects available, note that some projects are time-sensitive
- Apply to projects of interest
- Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities
If you are selected for a micro-internship, you will receive an email packet that includes information on how to contact the employer so you can discuss a start date and begin work on the project. You may also be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement; this is a standard form that might limit the details about the project you can share with others. If you have any questions, make an appointment with Hiatt, here.