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What is a Micro-Internship?

For students, micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that provide opportunities for career exploration, skill development, and building a network.

Micro-internships are the perfect opportunity for employers to support quick-turnaround projects while identifying potential long-term interns or job candidates through the talent-rich pool of Cambridge College students.

Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships can take place year-round, typically range from five to fifty hours of work, and have a duration of one week to one month. Micro-internships are used by established Fortune 100 companies to emerging start-ups across various departments, including sales, marketing, tech, HR, and finance, have utilized micro-interns over the past few years.

Through our collaboration with Parker Dewey, employers can post micro-internship opportunities, students can apply, and then employers can virtually interview students when it fits their schedule via Zoom or other web-based conference platforms.

For more information about this career-defining opportunity, please contact careerservices@cambridgecollege.edu.


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

Program Structure

  • Highly-specific, project-based positions that typically consist of 20 to 40 hours of work
  • Projects are provided with specific timeframes for completion (2-4 weeks typically)
  • Students earn a fixed hourly rate for participation
  • Work can be completed remotely
  • Projects are available year-round.
  • New Micro-Internship opportunities are posted daily.

Contact careerservices@cambridgecollege.edu to learn more about the program and positioning yourself for success. 


  • Micro-Internships are open to all Cambridge College 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. International students enrolled at the college must follow CPT and OPT rules. Contact the International Student Affairs Office for more details on what is required for CPT and OPT.

Get Started

  • Create an account at https://info.parkerdewey.com/cambridgecollege/students
  • Fill out your profile as completely as possible (takes < 5 minutes)
  • Review current Micro-Internships available
  • Apply to projects of interest by providing customized, carefully edited responses to the application questions
  • Be sure to check the platform regularly for new opportunities


Benefits of Providing Micro-Internships

Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students and alumni from Cambridge College can help.

  • If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st-century skills and the grit to succeed, Micro-Internships make it easy.
  • If you want to improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts and lower the costs (and risks) associated with onboarding, no problem.
  • If you just need some immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, this program has got you covered.

Program Structure

  • Micro-Internships typically require 5 to 40 hours of work by the student, are due a few days to a few weeks out, and are similar to those completed during a typical internship.
  • Note that students will not be employees or contractors, making it easy to provide these opportunities on demand.
  • All industry sectors and disciplines are welcome to participate. 

For additional guidance on accessing our students through micro-internships, please contact Irina at careerservices@cambridgecollege.edu. To learn more and post projects, visit https://info.parkerdewey.com/cambridgecollege/featured