Internships are temporary positions for students or recent graduates that provide the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience related to your individual career goals and/or field of study.
There are many benefits in pursuing an internship including valuable workplace experience, learning from professionals, meeting new contacts and testing your "fit" in a field.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Projects are posted year-round, can be completed remotely, and typically range from 20-40 hours of total work across 2-4 weeks, paying at least $12/hour. With a micro-internship, you can add projects to your resume working with top employers, build relationships with new employers, and build skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions. Learn more about Micro-Internships.
At Brandeis you can take advantage of a number of funding resources both during your tenure as a student and beyond. Review funding opportunities to get started.
Review majors-specific courses and seminars in the University Bulletin. INT 89a/b Internship Seminar is a 2-credit course that helps you connect your internship to academic and professional goals. Open to second-semester first-year students and above from any major. INT 89 is only offered for internships that occur during the academic year, for summer internships see INT 92g. INT 89 for Spring 2022 will take place in person.
Jobs come in many forms from temporary to part-time and full-time. Before diving in to apply for singular companies or job titles, it’s important to keep an open mind and understand the type of job you want, positions to avoid, skills you wish to obtain, location and commute, and overall career growth.
More than 1,800 students work on campus each year! All student jobs are posted in Workday. Click on the "Careers" worklet and select Find Jobs for Students to begin applying. Your on-campus job is a great opportunity to build professional skills. The Student Employment Toolkit has resources to help you on the job and help you get your next job! Get started today on your Student Employment Toolkit Completion Badge!
Employer Recruiting and Hiring at Brandeis
As the job market continues to evolve and change, so does the recruiting and hiring process. Learn more about employers recruiting at Brandeis and the Hiatt Ecosystem of campus partners and events in Business, Consulting, and Finance, Biotech, Health and Science, Technology and Innovation, and Humanities.
Search ProcessFour steps to a successful job and internship search:
- Self-assessment: Identify your goals, values, skills, interests, motivations and strengths. TypeFocus can help you learn more about your strengths and preferences, identify the skills you will bring to work and learn how to talk about yourself in interviews
- Learn about organizations: Explore careers, companies, roles and fields through research and by expanding your network
- Marketing: Create tailored resumes and cover letters and prepare your interview skills that demonstrate the match between your experience and the position
- Decisions: Assess and respond to offers that meet your current or future needs
Explore both jobs/internships that are posted on websites and gather information about positions or potential openings from networking and research.
The most comprehensive list of positions is on an employer's website. Some employers also post positions on other sites to draw attention to them with specific audiences. These sites are good sources for openings and may lead you to organizations that you had not heard about but are a good fit for you.
A Note About Job Boards
The employers in Handshake are specifically looking to recruit Brandeis students. We currently use a wide range of fraud detection methods including automatic checks, blocking known suspect email domains, and utilizing internal alerts for mismatched domains, which has helped ensure the fraudulent activity is very rare on the Handshake.
When using public job boards, you should exercise caution and research the people or organizations you are connecting with. Learn more about Fraudulent Job Postings, Third-Party Recruiters, Staffing Agencies and Other Types of Employment and what to do if you need help.
Beyond Posted Positions
Brandeis students are more likely to find roles from a combination of networking and online search tools, that just online postings alone. Learn more about where students go Beyond Brandeis, how they get there, and see student's career advice.
- Learn more about networking at Brandeis and the Rise Together Mentor Network.
- Research and follow individual organizations in your field whether or not they have current openings.
- Look up information about industry trends, organizational initiatives and sought-after skills from professors, alumni, fellow students, mentors, family and friends.
- Expand your network to reach out beyond your immediate contacts to others in your field who can provide valuable information.
- Create a solid LinkedIn profile that reflects your past and present experience, professional interests and full skill set.