Frequently Asked Questions about our Micro-Internships

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Parker Dewey is an organization that offers Micro-Internships to highly-motivated students (that's you!). Employers within Parker Dewey's network offer these Micro-Internships, and HubSpot's Education Partner Program is working with Parker Dewey to facilitate these exchanges between companies and students. 

     

  • Once you register with Parker Dewey as a "Career Launcher", you can review open Micro-Internship requests. Typically, you can create a "Career Launcher" profile in under five minutes.

    If you would like to work with a HubSpot customer, please make sure you are eligible for this program before registering (you can check out our eligibility requirements below)

    The Micro-Internship posting is similar to a job description: It provides the details of the engagement so that you can determine if it's right for you. This includes the expected deliverable, anticipated time commitment, due date, and compensation.

    The employer reviews incoming applicants and will  notify you of the next steps should they like to proceed with an interview or offer of employment with you.

  • You are eligible for this opportunity if you

    • are a student located in the US (see more information below)
    • currently in a credit-bearing course taught by an Education Partner. 

    You will confirm who your professor is  during your application process on Parker Dewey's website, so please ask your professor to confirm that they're in this program prior to applying.

    Alternatively, you can write to educationpartners@hubspot.com to ask if you are enrolled under an eligible professor. If not, you can easily ask your professor to apply to the free the program here.

    Micro-Internships are eligible for international students through CPT, OPT or a work visa. When you sign up for the platform as an international student, your account is not activated until you confirm your eligibility to complete Micro-Internships by reaching out to your International Students Office. Once you've confirmed your eligibility, your profile will activate on Parker Dewey

  • We understand that it can sometimes be intimidating to complete work for an employer that you don't know too well, and we want to do all we can to reassure you. 

    While all HubSpot Partners and Customers on the platform are committed to providing you with feedback and mentorship while you complete their project, we can understand that you may prefer going to others with some of your questions.

     

    That's why all micro-interns will receive a link to book an (optional) meeting with an employee at HubSpot that can share best practices and reassure you about your work. You will use this link at your convenience, if you feel you have questions that you'd rather take to someone that isn't your employer. Think of this person as your professional "big sibling" - giving you tips and tricks as you navigate the work you're doing.  

  • Absolutely! We recommended that you categorize your Micro-Internships under the heading “Independent Consultant”, unless your employer gives you permission to list them on your resume.

    As a a Micro-Intern, you are an independent contractor who will be paid by Parker Dewey. Technically, you are not an employee of either Parker Dewey or of the employer you work with. 

    You are subject to the Nondisclosure Agreement in the Terms of Use, and therefore should be sensitive to the level of detail you provide on your resume. You are welcome to contact your employer or Parker Dewey to review how you phrase your work on your resume.

  • When submitting their Micro-internships, companies are self-declared “good fits”, meaning that they are happy using HubSpot and have a point-of-contact that can commit time to oversee and mentor your work on your project.

    The companies you'll find posting Micro-internships exist across various industries and time zones and can be a small- or medium-sized business, a start-up, or a large enterprise. You are invited to conduct research on the companies that have posted Micro-internships to determine the right fit for the type of work you're looking for. 

  • You can submit as many applications - and subsequently, get hired by as many customers - as you'd like! 

    We urge you to keep in mind that this commitment is on top of the schoolwork and other personal or professional obligations that you may have. So, please be thoughtful and considerate of our Customers and do not over-extend yourself if you think that succeeding in more than one Micro-Internship would be stretching yourself thin. 

  • You don't! The application process to get hired for a Micro-Internship is much like the application process for any other role. Only the "best fits" who align with what employers are looking for will get hired.

    If you are having trouble getting hired, you may want to consider the quality of your application materials, broadening the types of roles you're applying to, or both. 

  • Parker Dewey handles paying you directly once a project is completed. You have the option of receiving a direct deposit or physical check. 

    You'll also always see exactly what you'll be paid before you apply to the project. 

  • Take the first step by creating an account on Parker Dewey and be sure to complete your profile, upload your resume, and list HubSpot under "affiliations" before applying to open projects.

    You can create your account and apply to become a Career Launcher here. If you prefer video instructions on the process, you can find that here

    Typically, the time between applying and beginning work can be as short as 48 hours, so make sure you apply once you're able to commit to work. 

  • You have a few options! Feel free to take a look at Parker Dewey's FAQ page, which is here

    Alternatively, you can also write to us at educationpartners@hubspot.com, and we can make sure to route your inquiry. 

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