micro internships

What is a Micro-Internship?

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

For employers, micro-internships are the perfect opportunity to gain support on quick-turnaround projects, while identifying potential long-term interns or job candidates through a talent-rich pool of Leeds 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 companies ranging from those in Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and can impact a variety of areas, including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

To help facilitate micro-internships, Leeds offers a quarterly, virtual micro-internship job fair. 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 CU students for micro-internships, or about our next micro-internship hiring fair, contact Stan Hickory, Manager of Internships and Workforce Readiness at Hickorys@colorado.edu