An Online Marketplace for Short-Term Student Internship Opportunities

Could micro-internships be an effective way to pay new grads for real-world job trials?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Parker Dewey’s online marketplace connects students with short-term internship opportunities, often between 5 and 40 hours long, and compensated at between $20 and $25/hour.

The takeaway? With employers becoming more and more cautious to hire our graduates, are these paid learning experiences an inevitable next step in the bridge between education and employment? And how can we better partner with employers and similar marketplaces to provide access to these opportunities for our students?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.