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Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) received a grant in September 2020 from Cleveland Fenn Foundation to improve students' professional readiness to seek internships, employment, and graduate education.

The Wayfinders program is focusing on students that are:

  • First-generation
  • Coming from a low-socioeconomic background
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students of color
  • LGBTQ+ students  

Our programs expand to offering workshops, micro-internships, resource closet, and networking opportunities for our students. 

If you have any questions and/or requests, please reach out to Daniella Flores (she/her/hers), the Program Coordinator, at



Previous Workshops Recordings:

What is Micro-Internship?

Micro-internships are short-term, remote experiences in which students connect with professionals in the field to develop new knowledge and skills on a certain topic and career field of interest.

For students, this is a chance to explore a particular industry or career while gaining practical skills and developing their network. These are short-term, remote, and more flexible opportunities to gain experience than a traditional internship.

Example Projects

  • Social Media Content Calendar Total project: $400
  • Data Clean-Up Total project: $200
  • Content Creation Total project: $300
  • Competitor Prospecting Total project: $400
  • Candidate Sourcing Total project: $300
  • Social Media Competitive Review Total project: $400

Create an account on Parker Dewey:

Follow these steps:

Fill out the survey here to share your interests

Create your free account on Parker-Dewey’s Website under "For Students." 

Fill out your profile as much as information you can add.

Review current Micro-Internship projects available: some projects might be time-sensitive.

Apply to projects of interest, and send an e-mail to Daniella Flores,, with the link of the project you applied for. 

Continue to check the platform regularly for new opportunities.

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.


John Carroll University is closely monitoring the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships.  As such, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and Student Accessibility Services would like to encourage our employer partners to consider posting short-term, professional, paid work experiences (i.e., Micro-Internships), which can be completed remotely. 

Beyond providing you or your colleagues with immediate support on tasks, the short-term projects also support your talent recruiting and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts during this challenging time. Micro-Internships help you identify, assess, and nurture students who may be prospective job candidates upon completion.

For students, Micro-Internships allow them to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and build relationships with prospective employers. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.

Micro-Internships can be completed across all departments, including:

  • Sales/Marketing (social media contents)
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Research
  • Operations and Support (administrative roles) 
  • Finance and Accounting
  • IT

Click here to see examples of projects. To learn more and post projects, visit