Career Services

Jobs & Internships

Internships

What is an Internship?

An internship is a short term opportunity to provide practical experience in an occupation or career field. An internship provides students or those interested in a career change, an opportunity to "test the waters" and gain experience in a career while developing their professional network.


Explore Internship Opportunties

As you prepare to look for an internship, think about your personal goals. Why do you want an internship? What do you hope to learn by completing an internship? These resources will help you determine your internship goals, develop a search strategy and maximize your internship experience.

Exploring Internships: 
Map your career interests
Finding Internships
Plan your internship search 
Using Handshake
Designing your own internship
Evaluating internship opportunities
Avoid scams and fraudulent postings
Maximizing the internship experience

Here are just a few organizations that recruit UW students for internships through Handshake (UW's online job and internship database). Be sure to check out other unique internships and opportunities by school below.

pic of sites of student internships

Career Services is here to help you find and prepare for the perfect internship. Be prepared to answer questions about your work history, academic program, future career goals, and when you want to start your internship.

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Have questions? These Frequently Asked Questions will provide you with all the answers you need.

Jobs

Are you looking for a part-time job while you attend school? Are you getting ready to graduate and looking for a great career opportunity? Career Services has the resources to help you find an ideal position; something that works for you. 

Handshake

Handshake is where UW Bothell and Seattle students and alumni will find job and internship listings 24/7, and it's free! You can log in to your University of Washington Handshake account at uw.joinhandshake.com. 

Questions? Contact handshake@uw.edu for assistance. 

If you don't find what you are looking for make an appointment and we can help you find what you are looking for.

On-Campus Employment

Jobs on-campus are available to current UW Bothell students. On-campus jobs are convenient, will work with your class schedule, and allow you to learn more about campus. In addition to Handshake, check out our on-campus listings.


 

Develop a Job & Internship  Search Action Plan

Search for Jobs & Internships

Handshake - Handshake has new jobs and internships posted daily. 

GoinGlobal - GoinGlobal hosts a job and internship portal for companies of all sizes, where you can search by location and field of interest, to find positions and gain insight into growing companies and industries.

Worksource - Worksource is Washington's official site for online employment services. Find a job, get job search help, locate workforce services in your area, access career information and more.

Work Study Positions - Work Study is need-based financial aid programs that give students the opportunity to work part-time while going to school.

On-Campus Opportunities - For UW Bothell students.

Staff and Faculty - Positions open at UW Bothell.

Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits of an Internship:

1. More likely to land job in industry of choice
2. Extended exposure to a potential employer
3. Gain something substantive to put on a resume
4. Gain a job reference and hopefully a letter of recommendation
5. College credit (maybe)

Why an internship? Watch this video 

Avoiding Scam and Fraudulent Job Posting

 

Read about recent UW Bothell students' internship success stories T-Mobile, the YMCA, the Washington State Legislature and World Trade Center Tacoma.