Job & Internship Search

Like anything else, searching for a job is a process. There is no one job board or website that holds the key to everything you’re looking for. First, you have to ask yourself: where do you want to be? If location isn’t your #1 priority, then what is? How do you know that’s what you want? What is your motivation and what are your deal breakers? These answers won’t just come to you. Job searching starts with research and exploring what you want and don’t want out of an employer. Explore the resources on this page to learn more about the job search process and how you can conduct a strategic, organized, and effective search.

Need more? Be sure to stop by the Career Hub (SPEA Suite 200) any time Monday – Friday, 11am – 3pm for guidance. No appointment needed!

Are you just getting started on your job or internship search? Use the below resources to get you moving in the right direction.

How to Search for a Job/Internship will help you brainstorm for where to consider finding employment. It also has sample scripts to help you reach out and make connections.

The Job/Internship Search Tracking Form can help you stay organized. It includes tabs to track the organizations you’re interested in, contact names, and application submissions.

Tips for Building Lasting Career Relationships Here are four tips that will help you take full advantage of your career conversations.

F-1 visa and H1-B information is available in this article from Interstride, an online resource for international students.

Interstride is a one-stop shop that empowers international students. Using data-driven technology, we’ve created a portal that provides international students with all the resources they need to transition and thrive in their educational journey abroad. Resources include Global career opportunities, Visa and immigration support, Student resources and services, Networking and mentorship, and Webinars and workshops.

OIS (Office of International Services) is available to provide support and guidance for international students.

How to Spot Fraudulent Job Postings is a great resource to make you aware of common “red flags” that can help protect you from scam and fraudulent job postings.

Sign up for for Handshake. The Career Hub uses Handshake to post events and career fairs, and employers post new job openings. Register for an event, find a job, or make an appointment with the Career Hub through your Handshake account.

Build a strong profile and get discovered by employers.

Save your job searches and alerts so you’ll receive customized job alert notifications in Handshake.

When we talk about “private sector,” we mean businesses that are not under the direct control of the government. Examples include privately- and publicly-owned companies interested in making a profit. If you’re looking to work for an organization in the private sector, review these resources to help expand or refine your list of where to look for opportunities.

Business & Finance Internship Sites is a list that showcases a list of employers who have hired our graduate students for internships.

Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balance purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Outcomes refers to all kinds of statistics and data regarding a class after they graduate with an O’Neill degree. Click on the link to take a look at the statistics of our most recent survey data, including how many students graduated, how many found full-time employment, and other fascinating facts.

What does it look like to work in the creative arts industry? Who’s offering jobs and what companies should you be considering? These resources include lists of employers who have hired our students, job boards, and valuable insights on what it’s like to work in the arts industry.

Arts Management Sites for O’Neill Students This list will help you explore and brainstorm about where you want to do your Arts Management internship.

The CAE Resource Guide is a great place to explore various career paths in the arts, search for jobs or internships, develop new skills, or find opportunities to engage with industry professionals.

Working in these industries is so exciting! Review these tools to help guide you in your plans for a career in Energy, the Environment, or Sustainability.

Energy, Environment, & Sustainability Internship Sites for O’Neill Students Use this list of recent employers who have hired O’Neill students for the EES community.

“Choose Your Own Adventure” is a resource designed to help you explore the career paths that await you so you can start planning for them now!

Green Jobs Hub is a site for you to browse sustainability job boards, blogs, communities to join, expert tips and more. 

When we talk about “public sector,” we mean businesses that are controlled by the government. Examples include the military, law enforcement agencies, and local, state, and federal government offices. There are so many options when looking to work in the public sector, we’ve created these resources and tools to help you with the entire process. You can use the links below to look for jobs and internships, learn about deadlines, and understand the application process.

PSA Internship Sites for O’Neill Students This is a long list of employers who have hired O’Neill students in the past for internships.

DC Accelerator Internship Sites for International Students is a growing list of employers who have previously offered positions supporting the F1-CPT Visas.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management recently put on a webinar about federal internships. There is a new federal internship portal on USAJOBS, so be sure to check it out along with the many other valuable resources at this site.

Understanding And Applying to Federal Job Announcements is a short video that makes the federal application process easier to understand.

Navigating USAJobs will help you get familiar with the federal job application process. is the most authoritative and widely used website for finding jobs, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs.

Here is our shortlist of job search platforms outside of LinkedIn and Handshake:

The Idealist is a huge database of non-profit organizations who are hiring, from entry-level to CEO positions.

Dolphin saves your information, materials, and preferences, and alerts you with new opportunities that match your respective field. Dolphin promotes organizations that help combat climate change, improve education, reduce poverty, and more! Download Dolphin today!

NextBillion promotes opportunities whose primary focus is to alleviate inequality. They have focuses in the healthcare industry, agriculture, the environment, education, and many more!

GoodGigs is a list of over 600 organizations that are doing good for the world! GoodGigs is the perfect platform for anyone seeking to create positive change for an internship or even career goal. has even more information and resources so you can really dive in to your career search.

HR Internship Sites Review this list of employers and organizations who have recently hired students for internships.

Healthcare Management Internship Sites Review this list of employers and organizations who have recently hired students for internships.

Ok, you’ve updated your LinkedIn profile, you’ve attended professional events through Handshake, you’ve researched where you want to work…what else do you need so you’re ready for the next step? Review the list of resources here to ensure you’ve got your bases covered.

O’Neill Professional References Template will guide you to ensure you have a professional-looking document for your list of references.

A Day in the Life is a resource that gives you the perspective of people who work in the field. 

Business/SPEA Library can help you prepare for an internship or full-time position, strategize for salary negotiations, and more.

Vault will show you the latest rankings, salary trends, and insider insights.

Save Job Searches and Alerts will show you how to get notified when new jobs matching your search criteria are added.

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation will show you how to approach a faculty member or someone else to request a letter of recommendation.