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What is a Micro-Internship?

Micro-Internships are short-term, project-based experiences that allow employers to hire students specifically for the purpose of completing a singular project.

They typically last from 10 to 80 hours of work with most projects due within a week to a month after assignment. Micro-Internships can take place year-round, but most typically occur during winter break (December – January). This year, higher education schedules have incorporated a longer winter break, thus making 2020 an excellent year to consider a micro-internship. They can be on-site or virtual depending on the requirements to complete the assignment.

Why Host a Micro-Internship?

  • Micro-Internships allow your company to complete much-needed projects quickly.
  • They provide a short-term option to test out interns for either a potential long-term internship or a full-time hire.
  • Micro-Internships can help increase diversity within your organization by allowing you to focus hiring on underrepresented groups.
  • If you plan on hosting virtually, micro-internships can increase your reach in recruitment

How do I Post a Micro-Internship?

Log in to your IndianaINTERN.net employer workspace. When you post an internship, select "Micro-Internship" as the internship type. Input the anticipated hours required for the micro-internship, the anticipated start date and the project due date. Complete the rest of the posting. Micro-Internships are not eligible for the EARN Indiana program.

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