Project Based Micro–Internships

Student in front of the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center

What is a Micro-Internship?

Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. 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.

Who is Eligible for Micro-Internships?

Mav Micros are open to all students, including international students. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for micro-internships, please contact the Office of International Education for more information regarding the Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) approval process.

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  • Project based internships are a great way for students to take advantage of spare time to set themselves up for success.
  • Unlike traditional internships, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and can be completed year-round.
  • Students have the possibility of incorporating a paid project with a class assignment.
  • Students can learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for full-time positions and build their resumes with practical experience.
  • Students can explore new industries and potential career paths while working on a paid project.
  • Students can build tangible relationships with you – many employers use micro-internships to connect with potential interns and full-time hires.
  • Create your free account:
  • Fill out your profile completely.
  • Review current available projects, note that some are time sensitive.
  • Apply to projects of interest.
  • Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities.