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
Spring 2020 Campus Micro-Metcalf Opportunities
The College is excited to announce an opportunity for you to build relationships with faculty, generate additional income, and gain professional experience. The Micro-Metcalf Program is now accepting applications for a special set of remote micro-internships with campus academic and administrative departments.
Campus departments will be offering a diverse range of opportunities this spring, including teaching and faculty research assistantships, administrative projects, and launching a new remote learning help desk.
Interested students can learn more and apply for these campus projects through UChicago Handshake. Please also take advantage of Micro-Metcalfs with off-campus employers - more details below!
Applying for Micro-Metcalfs with Off-Campus Employers
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.
Who is Eligible for Micro-Internships?
Micro-Metcalfs with off-campus employers are open to all 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.
Campus Micro-Metcalf projects are funded by the College, so international students can treat these as on-campus employment and therefore do not need to apply for CPT.
We’re here to help! You can contact the Micro-Metcalf team at email@example.com.