We Revamped a Micro-Internship Marketplace Connecting 300,000+ College Students to Thousands of Paid Projects

Launch Scout is the go-to technology partner for the Parker Dewey Micro-Internship Platform

While we’ve been partnering with Parker Dewey, we’ve had the privilege of watching them hit exciting growth milestones including:


300,000+ users 700+ partner colleges and universities 80% of talent hired come from underrepresented backgrounds 40%-80% reduction in recruiting costs Interns from 5,700 different academic programs
"Launch Scout makes a company’s technology work, and removes the stress of thinking about it."

Jeffrey Moss,


Source: Parker Dewey

The Challenge

Parker Dewey needed a platform to connect employers and students at scale

The platform needed to be easy for organizations to publish new opportunities, review and select candidates, and provide post-project feedback. It also had to give students a quick and easy way to explore and apply to the Micro-Internship opportunities. The marketplace needed to have a great user experience to support scaling for mass user adoption, and the data derived from these engagements needed to be accessible and repurposed for a wide variety of stakeholders including colleges/universities, corporate HR, and grant administrators.

The Solution

Increased engagement through an experience overhaul

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  • As part of our partnership with Parker Dewey, we revamped the user experience for organizations to more seamlessly guide them through drafting, publishing, hiring, and providing feedback to Micro-Internship participants.
  • We also built tools to help them repeat the success of previous projects through templates and project duplication.
  • As a data-driven organization, Parker Dewey needs to pull actionable insights from their platform. We enabled custom reporting and a self-service reporting tool to get the data and insights they need.
  • We also automated numerous administrative workflows and other needs that have grown as the platform expands.

About Parker Dewey

Parker Dewey is a platform that addresses the challenges associated with college-to-career transitions. Parker Dewey provides Career Launchers (college / grad students and recent graduates) the opportunity to work on Micro-Internships. These professional, paid, short-term assignments allow Career Launchers to demonstrate their skills and grit, explore careers, and develop their networks as they seek internships and full-time roles. These authentic, experiential learning opportunities complement in-class instruction, thereby improving academic performance and driving completion.

Using data from these projects, Parker Dewey provides insights to college and university faculty so that they can better align curriculum with job skills demanded by companies. Academic institutions can more effectively engage alumni and professors as mentors, counsel students on career options, and support existing and prospective corporate recruiters.

Redefining Career Paths

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