What is a Micro-Internship?
Micro-internships are paid short-term projects posted by employers across a wide range of industries. Often, these projects require 20-40 hours of total work across 2-4 weeks and can be completed remotely. They are posted on a rolling basis, and can be applied to year-round.
What are the Benefits of a Micro-Internship?
Micro-Metcalfs are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:
- Learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions
- Explore new industries and potential career paths
- Build tangible relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities in substantive projects – many employers use micro-internships as a way to connect with potential interns and full-time hires
Applying for Micro-Metcalfs Internships
To begin exploring Micro-Metcalf opportunities, simply click here. Creating a profile takes just a few minutes, and from there, it only takes a couple of clicks to apply to an opportunity! Please note that some projects are time-sensitive. In such cases, employers may expect their micro-intern(s) to begin working on the project less than 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.
Build new skills and develop meaningful professional relationships with UChicago faculty and staff members through a part-time, on-campus Micro-Metcalf internship. On-campus Micro-Metcalfs are offered each quarter, and students are selected based on their interests, availability, and qualifications. Past projects have included marketing, qualitative and quantitative research, teaching assistance, translation, coding, and much more.
University-funded Micro-Metcalf awards are fellowships designed to help students offset their living expenses rather than provide an hourly wage or salary. Award amounts are determined using a sliding scale in which all students working a given range of hours will receive a standardized fellowship amount.
The Spring Quarter application for on-campus Micro-Metcalfs closed on February 21. Thank you to all who applied!
Who is Eligible for Micro-Internships?
Micro-Metcalfs with off-campus employers are open to undergraduate students, including CPT-eligible international students. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for micro-internships, please visit the Office of International Affairs’ FAQ page for more information on the CPT approval process and contact the Office of International Affairs.
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