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Frequently Asked Questions

HubSpot Micro-Internship Program

Students should graduate ready to work. But this isn't always the case. Learn more about how students can immerse themselves in real business projects and develop the skills needed to succeed.

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. Be sure to list HubSpot Education Partner Program under "affiliations". 

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).

Micro-Internship project postings are similar to a job description: It provides the details of the project 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 reach out to you directly with next steps if they would like to hire you for the project. 

Participating students must be: 

  • a student located in the US or Canada (see more information below) 
  • currently in a credit-bearing course taught by a professor at a HubSpot Education Partner Program institution

You can ask your professor to confirm if they are a part of the Education Partner Program. You will be able to provide their name during the application process. Alternatively, you can write to microinternships@hubspot.com to ask if you are enrolled at an eligible institution. 

For international students in the US: 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.

For international students in Canada: Please contact hubspot@parkerdewey to determine your eligibility.


We understand that it can sometimes be intimidating to complete work for an employer who you are just meeting, and we want to do all we can to reassure you. 

While all HubSpot Partners and Customers participating in the Micro-Internship program 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.

The Education Partner Program team is happy to connect with you to share best practices and reassure you about your work. If you feel you have questions that you'd rather take to someone that isn't your employer you are welcome to reach out to us. Think of this conversation as a chat with your professional "big sibling" - giving you tips and tricks as you navigate the work you're doing.  If you are interested in scheduling a time to meet, reach out to microinternships@hubspot.com

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 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 the company you are working 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 can phrase your work on your resume.

Participating companies must be good fits for the program. This means that they are:

  • Happy and comfortable using HubSpot
  • Have a point-of-contact who is enthusiastic about working with and providing feedback to students. 
  • Have a compelling project that involves some creativity and complexity that an employee currently doesn’t have the bandwidth to complete that can also be done within 5-40 hours. 

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 if they are 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 employers - 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 cause you to submit inadequate work or stretch yourself thin. 

Micro-internships are also networking opportunities. You want to make sure that you are putting your best work forward. 

The application process to get hired for a Micro-Internship project 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 Education Partner Program 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 for a project and beginning work can be as short as 48 hours, so make sure you apply for a project 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, here

Alternatively, you can also reach out to the Education Partner Program team at microinternships@hubspot.com