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Grow your skills and experience with a micro-internship or remote project

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Many organizations and employers have reimagined what work can look like in order to allow working from home and to manage COVID restrictions. This new normal has also reshaped student work into short term projects and micro-internships. Check out the Lehigh sponsored options and consider adding new credentials to your resume.

Projects and micro-internships are short-term, professional assignments that help you build skills, explore career options, and let you gain experience working for organizations and Lehigh alumni. Unlike a traditional 2-3 month internship, these opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work with an assigned deadline. Most of the projects or micro-internships can be completed remotely and include paid and unpaid opportunities. Not only can you gain valuable experience by doing real work, but you are also making yourself a more competitive candidate for future summer internships or an upcoming job search.

We still recommend traditional summer internships, but remote learning may have also opened up more time for you during the semester or allow you to commit to work during your extended winter break. Micro-Internships and projects allow you to get work done while continuing to take classes and shaping your own flexible schedule. Many projects can be completed remotely and you can schedule around class time!

And the best news? There are no fees with any of these services for students. Review the links below to explore the projects or micro-internships that connect to your career interests or academic major. New options are posted every week, so continue to browse and apply often.

Projects on Lehigh Connects

Projects are short-term, virtual work sponsored by Lehigh alumni designed to help you build experience and skills. Browse the options and check back frequently for new projects added each week.


A leading platform for Millennial & Gen Z problem solvers to apply their creativity and innovation by working on projects from top companies from around the world. Companies work with our users on projects to ideate, gather insights, and drive new thinking within their organization. These partnerships allow MindSumo to keep it free for all problem solvers and reward our best users for their hard work. Our challenges range from quick and fun to highly technical, and we welcome Millennials & Gen Z'ers from around the globe to join our growing network!

Parker Dewey

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths. When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?

Paragone One

Scaling real-world work experience between Companies and Students. Bridging the gap between academic learning and career success through remote externships.

Additional resources to be ready for remote work

Explore additional remote work job boards and information on the Lehigh’s remote Internship page.

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