Internship Corner – Alternatives to the Traditional Internship

Internships are a fantastic way to build skills and career experience, but they aren’t the only way. If your schedule is packed and you’re finding it hard to dedicate the time needed for both the internship search process and an internship itself, then an alternative to the traditional internship could be a better fit for you.

Opportunities like micro-internships, company-sponsored projects, or online courses can help you to build important skills and still gain robust experience that can go on your resume and help in future job and internship searches.

  • Forage is a free library of employer designed job simulations that helps students develop work skills.
  • Parker Dewey connects students to paid micro-internships with companies from the Fortune 100 to emerging start ups.
  • LinkedIn Learning has thousands of online courses to help you build specific skills and is free for UW students.

You can learn more about Finding and Creating internships on our website and click the “Micro-Internships and Virtual Projects” tab to explore more about these opportunities.

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager