Micro-Internship Program Launches to Connect FIU Honors Students To Jobs

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The FIU Honors College in partnership with The Human Cloud and Parker Dewey has connected 35 students with companies through the growing trend of Micro-Internships and is launching phase two this week, focusing on connecting the over 600 newly signed up university students with the rapidly growing Miami economy.

Freelancing is quickly becoming the way companies hire talent, with 90% of leaders prioritizing work done by freelancers according to Harvard Business Review. Micro-Internships build upon this trend and help narrow the gap between companies and talent. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, freelance projects designed for college students or recent graduates. They help companies gain on-demand support and build relationships with prospective future hires while providing an equitable pathway for college students to demonstrate skills, build relationships, and explore several career options. By partnering with The Human Cloud and Parker Dewey, the FIU Honors College is making it simple for companies to access their diverse student population, fueling Miami’s rise as a thriving tech ecosystem.  

Micro-Internships range between $200-800 for 10-40 hours of work, are typically remote and can solve a wide range of project needs. Popular projects include email marketing campaigns, content creation, social media engagement, website updates, research, and competitor prospecting. Thanks to a generous grant from a Florida-based foundation, companies can engage FIU Honors Micro-Interns, with the cost of the first project fully covered. This includes payments to the students of up to $300. Learn more here.

Since its launch, this effort has recruited mentorship and advisement from local and national leaders including Melissa Medina of eMerge Americas, Kristin Schrader of Parker Dewey, Chris Daniels of the Shrimp Society, Cari Perez of General Assembly, Karl Hudson of Salesforce, Cesar Villa-Garcia of UPE and Microsoft, Liane Scult of Microsoft, and Miguel Mendoza of Mendent.

“The Miami Movement is quickly becoming a model for sustainability. Economically this means aligning our fast-growing economy with our local talent by using technologies like the Human Cloud to create a sustainable talent pipeline” – Melissa Medina, advisory board member, and President at eMerge Americas, Miami’s leading technology conference.

If you are an FIU Honors student create your Parker Dewey profile here.

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