Find Jobs & Internships
Now that you’ve done some exploring, and reflecting, it’s time to kick your search into gear. You don’t need to know exactly what you want to do at this point, but narrowing your areas of interest will give you a great starting point. Use these tips and tools and get started today!
The Job Search Process
- Get organized. Set up a system of tracking your contacts, resume submissions, interviews, etc.
- Be current. Make sure your LinkedIn profile and resume are up to date.
- Network. Build mutually beneficial relationships with people
- Practice Interviewing. Practice with friends and family and ask for feedback.
- Research Employers. Use resources like Vault, Career Beam, LinkedIn employer pages
Job & Internship Search Resources
Be sure to have your resume reviewed by a career advisor in order to present your strongest application. Use our job search tools to help craft strong and targeted cover letters, learn to network with alumni, and practice interviewing.
Internship Funding Resources
We have numerous funding opportunities here.
SBS has joined Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers. Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows you to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.
At UMass, students can look for job and internship opportunities through UMass Amherst CareerConnect, an interactive database that allows you to search for jobs all over the country as well as international opportunities. When you enter through the Career Services portal you will find the site tailored to UMass Amherst students, with calendar and events listings and flags indicating jobs posted by our office. Access to UMass Amherst CareerConnect: To log in for the first time use your Net ID and password. This should be the same ID and password which you use to log into SPIRE.
Search, select and store job listings from job boards and company job postings. Save and organize all the relevant jobs that meet your search criteria, whether you search by job title, company name, keywords, or location. You can also see who works at a company, and find out if they went to UMass. This connection may help you in your job search. CareerShift offers document 'wizards' for creating resumes, cover letters, and you can store your documents in the system for easy access. You can also use CareerShifts campaign tracking system - a way to track where things stand with your process for each job or internship you apply for. Create your account and get started today! Here's a brief tutorial on the job search function. Other tutorials are available from your homepage.
Opportunities in Public Affairs
Opportunities in Public Affairs is the #1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Legislative jobs, and Public Affairs and PR jobs in the Washington, DC area and nationwide. Jobseekers! Your job search just became easier because we collect all the best jobs for you! With this resource, you will have access to hundreds of current entry through senior level JOBS in the Washington, DC area and nationally, including Capitol Hill Jobs, PR Jobs, and Jobs in Government Affairs, Legislation, and Journalism in Congressional Offices, the media, nonprofits, and corporations. Internships are also available. Entry-level positions often have Assistant, Coordinator or sometimes Associate in the title. Username: UMassSBS Password: Careers
CEI - Internships USA
This is designed to be the most individually researched source of internship information on the web. The site provides full, up to date information on over 3,000 organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students. The general format is listings in "books" by general area of focus. Examples include Internships in International Affairs, Women's Rights Internships, Advertising Agencies, Media Internships, Sports Internships, Green Internships, Internships with America's Top Companies, History & Museum Internships, Congressional Internships, Internships in Law & Policy, and more. These books are by no means comprehensive, but there are excellent opportunities listed, and they will help you generate ideas about the types of organizations you may want to explore. Username: UMass Password: Minutemen (case sensitive, and you must type it in - NOT copy/paste).
Policy Jobs is a job and internship advertising website specializing in public policy jobs: covering research, policy making, and academic jobs in many fields including: foreign policy, economics, social policy, family policy, legal affairs and fiscal policy. We recommend "Browse by Location" or "Internships" - both on the right side bar. Login is UMASSAM for both parts.
Human Rights Jobs
Human Rights Jobs is a job and advertising website specializing in human rights jobs: covering legal, campaigning and administrative jobs. We recommend "Browse by location" on left side bar. Login is UMASSAM for both parts.
Ethical Jobs is regularly updated with jobs and internships in Ethical fields - Charities, Corporate Social Responsibility, Family & Children and other categories. Login is UMASSAM for both parts.
Political Jobs contains jobs and internships in political parties, political consultancies, parliaments and senates worldwide and political campaigning jobs. We recommend "Browse by Location" or "Internships" - both on the right side bar. Login is UMASSAM for both parts.
Skill Up from Koru
Koru offers students resources for skill building, including resume and Linkedin tips, top seven high impact skills identifiers, professional writing tips, interviewing skills and networking advice.
Additional job search resources can be found on the UMass Career Services website.
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