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 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. 


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 the industry recruiting timeline (PDF) to better align your job applications with when recruiters are looking to hire. 

Search Process

Four essential steps in organizing a successful job and internship search include:

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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Company Websites
Search individual company websites to find internship and job offerings. Start researching organizations and explore industries and companies on Vault or look for local business journals such as Boston Business Journal. 

Log into Handshake, to discover career resources, find amazing internships and jobs, connect with organizations, and participate in events just for Brandeis Students. Complete your profile for a personalized experience.

Questions & Answers - submit and review questions to the entire Handshake community, this is a great way to crowd source information on career paths and employers.  For additional information and tips on how to make the most out of your Handshake profile, visit the Handshake Student Help Center.

Brandeis students have full (free) access to Glassdoor, an online job site where past and current employees submit company reviews, salary data, interview insights, and benefits reviews. Look for jobs and research companies abroad using Glassdoor in AustriaAustralia, Belgium (French or Dutch language), Canada (English or French language), FranceGermanyIndiaIrelandNetherlands, Switzerland (French or German language), and the UK.
Connect with professionals in your industry and field of interest, and utilize the LinkedIn job search function and find positions related to your interests and skills.
Job & Internship Search Sites
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Develop personalized strategies to stay flexible in an ever-changing professional world. Clarify your interests, brainstorm possibilities and create individualized application materials that showcase your skills and experience. Make an appointment to metc with us in-person, over the phone, or via video. Quick questions? Drop in for 15-minute, first-come, first-served meetings during the academic year focused on application material and brief questions.

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.

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

INT 89a/b Internship Seminar is a half-credit course for students seeking internship course credit. This course provides students the opportunity to combine instructor-guided academic assignments and intentional reflections with a related, concurrent internship while developing academic, personal, and career development goals. (This course is available to students from any discipline to enroll when no internship course is offered in a related academic area or the related academic internships course has already been taken.)

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  • Students who have not yet taken the internship course option in their major/minor, as listed in the Bulletin, must obtain the signature of the major/minor internship instructor. Students should not be enrolling in INT89 when they should be considering a four-credit, program-specific internship course.
  • Students must be U.S. Citizens. International students generally cannot enroll in this course due to CPT regulation guidelines.
  • Students must have an approved internship completed during with course period.
  • Enrollment is open to second-semester first-year students and above who are on campus/in residence at the time. The internship must provide opportunities for meaningful learning and meet the definition and standards of a Brandeis Internship, as set forth by the UCC guidelines, including:
    • The internship must be at least 10 weeks in length and for at least 100 hours
    • Internship occurs in an established work environment
    • The internship provides the opportunity for ongoing supervision

For additional information review the University Bulletin. Contact Jon Schlesinger with questions or enroll here.