Search for Jobs and Internships

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Earning valuable experience during your college career is an asset on your resume. Internships and fellowships, as well as part-time and eventually full-time work, are great stepping-stones as you advance forward in your desired industry and sector.

Internships

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

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

Jobs

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. A great tool to kick your job search strategy in high-gear is to reference our industry recruiting timelines to better align your job applications with when recruiters are looking to hire. 

On-Campus Jobs

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.

Student Employment Toolkit 

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!

Search Process

Four steps to a successful job and internship search:

  1. 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
  2. Learn about organizations: Explore careers, companies, roles and fields through research and by expanding your network
  3. Marketing: Create tailored resumes and cover letters and prepare your interview skills that demonstrate the match between your experience and the position
  4. Decisions: Assess and respond to offers that meet your current or future needs

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 employer recruiting and how Brandeis students get jobs. 

Search Strategies

There are two search strategies for finding career opportunities:

  1. Search for jobs/internships that are posted on websites
  2. Gather information about positions or potential openings from networking and research

Posted Positions 

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.

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Beyond Posted Positions 

About 70-80 percent of job seekers report that research, networking and outreach were integral to their success in the job and internship search. See career advice from Brandeis students.

Start networking your way to a job by following these steps:

Funding Opportunities

At Brandeis University, you can take advantage of a number of funding resources both during your tenure as a student and beyond. Review the funding opportunities.

Receiving Credit for Internships

Review majors-specific courses and seminars in the University Bulletin.

INT 89a/b Internship Seminar

Gain real-world experience through an internship. This 2-credit course provides the opportunity to reflect on and present your knowledge and work to the Brandeis community. Open to second-semester first-year students and above from any major. View the prerequisites below to enroll. 

In fall 2020 internships can be in person or virtual, the course will be virtual to support all students.