Through our partnership with Parker Dewey, Career Planning & Development is excited to provide UT Martin students with unique opportunities to gain valuable professional experience outside of traditional internships. Through micro-internships, you can learn and hone the skills that employers look for, build meaningful connections with organizations across the country, and get paid – all in your spare time.

What is a micro-internship?

  • Short-term, paid, professional assignments
  • Employers range from Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance
  • Paid short-term projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries
  • Average 5 to 40 hours of remote work over 2-4 weeks 
  • Available year-round

What are the benefits of a micro-internship

Utilize your spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:

  • Learn and hone skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions
  • Explore new industries and potential career paths
  • Build employer network by demonstrating skills and abilities in meaningful projects – micro-internships may lead to potential full internships and full-time jobs

How do I apply for micro-internships?

First, click here to create a profile. Then, it only takes a couple of clicks to apply to an opportunity! Please note that some projects are time sensitive, and employers may expect their micro-intern(s) to begin working on the project within one week from when they are selected. If you are selected for a micro-internship, you will receive an email packet that includes information on how to contact the employer so you can discuss a start date and begin work on the project.

Who is eligible for micro-internships?

Micro-Internships are open to all UT Martin students.


Contact Katie Mantooth at 731.881.7712 or kpmantooth@utm.edu with any questions.

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