Micro-internships are paid short-term projects (ranging from lead generation to social media engagement to research and data analysis and more) posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Often, these projects require 5-40 hours of work across one to four weeks, pay $12-$25 per estimated hour and can be completed remotely or on site. They are posted on a rolling basis, and can be applied to year-round. Students bid for the jobs by writing a short application, receive valuable feedback via employer evaluations and then are paid a lump sum upon satisfactory completion of the project.

Through micro-internships, students (even CPT-eligible international students) can learn and hone transferrable career skills, explore potential career paths, build meaningful networks with organizations across the country, and get paid – all in their spare time. Additionally, employers gain immediate access to a competitive source of talent for short-term projects which can later lead to summer internships and full-time hires. Alumni employers can take this one step further by filtering bidding students by alma mater in order to strengthen mentoring connections.

To get started, simply explore opportunities or post a project!

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