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What is a Micro-Internship?

Micro-Internships are short-term, project-based experiences that provide individuals opportunities to increase their skills, explore new career paths and build their networks. They are focused on the completion of a singular project for an organization. Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships last as long as it takes a project to be completed as opposed to a set timeframe.

They typically last from 10 to 80 hours of work with most projects being 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). They can be on-site or virtual depending on the requirements to complete the assignment.

Why Complete a Micro-Internship?

  • Micro-Internships provide an opportunity to gain experience with minimum time commitment.
  • You can contribute to projects that are important to a company.
  • Micro-internships are more flexible with your schedule compared to traditional internships.
  • You could potentially complete multiple micro-internships during a break between semesters, or even two at once!

How do I Find a Micro-Internship?

Use your Advanced Internship Search in your workspace to search for micro-internships. Select "Micro-Internship" as the Internship Type.

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