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For students, micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional projects 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 a talent-rich pool of UAB 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 Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and can impact various areas.

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 hiring UAB students for micro-internships, contact us at careercenter@uab.edu.

  • Students


    Micro-internships are your opportunity to explore different careers, enhance your skills, prove yourself, and build your professional network and portfolio. In addition, you will have a chance to receive valuable feedback from your employer around workforce readiness competencies. Micro-Internships are short-term, skilled, paid work experiences, many of which can be completed remotely.

    Through Micro-Internships, you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional network. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work and are available year-round. New Micro-Internship opportunities are being posted daily. If you are interested, here's how to get started:

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

    For more information about micro-internships, contact internships and Workforce Readiness at nwadams@uab.edu.

  • Employers


    Beyond offering opportunities for our students to gain experience and demonstrate their skills, Micro-Internships also provide you or your colleagues with immediate support on short-term tasks. In addition, Micro-Internships support your university recruiting efforts, helping you identify, assess, and build relationships with students who may be prospective job candidates.

    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. Given the nature of this program, students are not your employees or contractors, making it easy to provide these opportunities on demand.

    • Sales/Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Strategy
    • Research
    • Operations and Support
    • Finance and Accounting
    • IT


    To learn more and post projects, visit UAB Micro-Internship.