If you are looking to build skills and explore different types of work but don’t have the time for a typical internship, consider a micro-internship or online projects with real companies and organizations. See below for more information about these new, burgeoning opportunities that can be completed remotely and are yet another way to build your experience.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Parker Dewey connects students to these at opportunities which are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Here is a list of organizations offering short-term, unpaid, virtual opportunities, to work on real work projects and develop professional skills. Although less robust than an internship experience, these organizations also include professional development modules, mentorship, and career coaching as part of their services to students