Micro-internships

Micro-internships are short-term project-based work opportunities offered by Duquesne University alumni interested in the abilities, skills, and ethics of Duquesne University undergraduate and graduate students. Micro-internship postings must meet the same requirements as internships postings. View our policies on our web site.

  • Micro-internships usually range between 2-4 weeks and 10-35 hours each week, however conditions are flexible and based upon the specific project(s) and employer's requirements.
  • Micro-interns have responsibilities that may include research, data analysis, writing, or other projects that provide a professional opportunity and meet a workplace need.
  • Like internships, micro-internships provide an opportunity for alumni and students to build professional networks and mentoring relationships. 
  • The Center for Career Development strongly recommends that micro-interns be paid for their work.
  • During this period of Covid-19, we prefer that all micro-internships be conducted remotely.

Micro-internships on DukesConnect

  • Get started by developing a description for a short-term project.
  • If the project will be overseen by a Duquesne University alumnus, please indicate this in the posting. 
  • Post in DukesConnect following this template "Micro-intern: Title of Project (Time Period). For example: Micro-intern: Post-Production Editor (Spring)
  • If we have a question or need clarification of the posting, someone in the Center of Career Development will be in touch with you.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, students will submit a resume and cover letter although you may request additional application materials such as a writing sample.
  • Select candidates from applicants and interview, preferably virtually.
  • Provide the offer to the student(s).
  • Students are expected to adhere to the student conduct and ethical behavior expectations of a Duquesne University student intern.

If you would like to post micro-internships in Handshake as well, follow the same guidelines as above with the following exceptions:

  • Post as an Internship with this template "Micro-intern: Title of Project (Time Period).
    For example: Micro-intern: Post-Production Editor (Spring).

International Students
Undergraduate and graduate international students may apply for micro-internship opportunities related to their major and field of study. International students hired for micro-internships must receive off campus work authorization (CPT and OPT) before they can begin, thus a job description and letter of acceptance is required by the employer. Students must coordinate with their international advisor in the Center for Global Engagement.

We're here to help you get started! Please contact Martin Black at blackm1@duq.edu with questions.