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Micro-employment

Creating alternate ways to contribute to causes and organizations can help students with easy entry into trying new things, building work experience and advancing something they care about in a way that better matches with their unique skills and interest (not about simply volunteering or doing odd-jobs).

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Task squad creates flexible, paid work for 18-25 year olds with micro-projects that match their skills
http://tasksquadhq.com/

Catchafire matchmakes for volunteering opportunities
https://www.catchafire.org/

I'm sure there are great examples that are the equivalent to opening up better matchmaking for future internships too...
 

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Another fab share, Jenny! Tip: to activate links in your post, hit the Update Entry button up there on the right, then follow the instructions here: http://bit.ly/oi_link  

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Jenny, awesome share in highlighting these matchmaking platforms as a form of micro-employment opportunities! These matching marketplaces are great in helping young people build relevant skills while they work on projects that they care about. It also builds upon the sentiment amongst a new generation to seek out more entrepreneurial and cause-oriented career paths. You might be interested to check out this post: https://openideo.com/challenge/youth-employment-pathways/research/micro-employment