Getting a PhD requires gaining expertise in a particular subject area. However getting a job after the PhD requires you demonstrating work experience in addition to your expertise. 

The best way to get work experience is in an internship or part-time work. It is often possible to get internships that are related to your research area. That way, your work experience benefits your research, and vice versa.

Gain Skills

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly offers more than 5,000 high-quality educational videos on topics ranging from using different technologies to building business and professional skills.


Coursera for Campus allows you to learn job-ready skills for free and helps you build skills to add to your resume with unlimited Guided Projects and 1 free course per year.

Rabb School Professional Development Classes

The Rabb School of Continuing Studies offers online non-credit workshops and webinars, as well as graduate-level courses that may be taken for professional development without a master's program commitment.

Brandeis Library Workshops and Training

The Brandeis Library offers workshops and sessions on a range of topics that facilitate work experience.

Fellowships and Internships

Connected PhD Internships (for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

The Connected PhD program supports doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences by providing work experience through internships in higher education administration.

Handshake Internships

Handshake lists many internships that allow graduate student to gain valuable work experience.

Biogen PhD Fellowship

Biogen’s two-year PhD fellowship in Worldwide Medical (WWM) provides recent doctoral graduates a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Medical Affairs and the pharmaceutical industry.

Flagship Pioneering Fellowship Program

Flagship Pioneering recruits outstanding scientists, engineers, inventors and budding entrepreneurs to work hand-in-hand with seasoned professionals. Exclusively for Ph.D., M.D., M.S., and science-minded M.B.A. students who are within one year of graduating or have just done so.

Boston Consulting Group Bridge Program

Bridge to Consulting participants who interview and are selected for the Externship will gain work experience through a week-long job shadow with a member of a Boston Consulting Group case team. 

Clarion Healthcare Consulting Virtual Program

The Clarion Healthcare Consulting Virtual Program provides current grad students or post-docs with exciting opportunities to propel your career into the fast-paced world of life sciences strategy consulting.

Homeland Security: Study in the States

Homeland Security's Sevis Help Hub provides information about a work permit that allows international students to do internships outside of Brandeis.