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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: GW is moving to Handshake!

This summer, Handshake will replace GWork to become GW's one-stop shop for managing the career development & recruitment needs of our students, alumni, & employers!

  • Current students & alumni: Look for an email the last week of June with instructions on how to access your new Handshake account!
  • New incoming students: You will gain access to Handshake mid-July.
  • Questions? Need help?: Contact us at

It is important to build effective job search skills and enhance your employment and recruiting knowledge to meet your career goals.

The Center for Career Services features resources—online and in person—that can help you learn how to target potential employers, negotiate salaries, draft and edit superior resumes or cover letters and interview well. These resources can increase opportunities for internships and part-time employment while you’re a student and for full-time jobs in the future.

Job Search Tools

In addition to job listings in Handshake, we offer exclusive online resources that allow you to search for employment opportunities and company contact information at thousands of organizations in a wide variety of industries.

Handshake Job & Internship Listings

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  • We use the Handshake system to allow GW students and alumni exclusive access to their own personal employment management center. All full-time, degree-seeking GW students and alumni and thousands of employing organizations are registered in Handshake.
  • All full-time current degree-seeking students will receive a welcome email at their email address with password and login information for Handshake. Incoming students for Fall 2017 will receive this information in mid-July prior to their first semester.
  • Internship and Job Listings: Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs and internships specifically posted for GW students and alumni. Positions include full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, Federal Work Study positions, paid and unpaid internships and temporary and short-term positions. Receive automatic notifications of new job postings that meet your preferences.
  • You can also apply for positions that interest you through the on-campus recruiting program and schedule on-campus interviews with various organizations.
  • Make sure to make an appointment with your Career Coach to assist you with the preparation, search and interview process.
  • RSVP to attend dozens of career and internship fairs, career development workshops, networking receptions and employer information sessions.
  • For more tips and advice, review Locating and Applying for Internships [PDF] from the National Association of Colleges & Employers.

Global Job & Internship Opportunities

Resources to find international jobs and internships:

Passport Career
Passport Career is an exclusive online career resource for exploring opportunities around the world. Whether you are seeking a job, an internship, volunteer work, or are studying abroad, this resource provides extensive guidance, strategies, tools and support to help you make your international career move.

To access Passport Career: log in to Handshake - in the Resources section you will find, "Resources for Global Jobs & Internship Opportunities", which will have instructions on how to register, including the registration key exclusively for GW students and alumni, and tips to get started.

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AIESEC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower them so they can make a positive impact on society. The AIESEC network includes approximately 70,000 members in 127 countries and territories.

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GoinGlobal (gain exclusive access thru the Resources section in your personal Handshake profile: Resources for Global Jobs & Internship Opportunities") provides expert knowledge on the global job market. The database includes over 80,000 pages of content curated by local industry experts, providing country-specific career and internship resources for students and professionals interested in working domestically or internationally.

General Resources

American Council for Voluntary International ActionAmerican Institute for Study Abroad (AIFS)BUNACCenter for International Studies (CIS Abroad)College Consortium for International StudiesConnect-123, Cultural VistasDepartment of StateGlobaLinksGlobal Vision InternationalGlobal Volunteer Network, GoAbroad.comIAESTEIdealistInstitute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)InterExchangeInternational Cooperative Education ProgramInternational Partnership for Service LearningInternational Volunteer Peace ProgramsInternational Volunteer ProgramIntraxOne WorldPeace CorpsPeople to PeopleProjects AbroadService Civil International - International Volunteer ServiceStudyAbroad.comTransitionsAbroad, Universal GivingVolunteer InternationalVolunteerMatch: Where Volunteering BeginsVolunteers for Peace, Inc.Volunteers for PeaceWorld Vision International

Regional Resources

American Friends Service CommitteeAmerican Scandinavian FoundationAmeriSpanAMIDEASTAnglo-American Educational Services of LondonAsia / Us Public Service Exchange ProgramsCDS InternationalCrossCultural SolutionsEPA internships in EuropeFoundation for Sustainable DevelopmentGlobal RoutesGlobal Service CorpsInternational Development ExchangeInternship Opportunities in the UKLive, Learn, and Intern in China (LLIC)People to People InternationalPuentes AbroadTeach for ChinaVolunteers for Environment and Education Program (VEEP) NepalYouth Challenge Costa Rica (Reto Juvenil International)

International Internships

International Internships (start searching 8 to 12 months before)

For Credit

  • Transfer Credit: Register with Office of Study Abroad and see GW Passport internship/service learning opportunities
  • Tied to a study abroad program—go through regular course transfer process
  • Stand-alone abroad experience, typically during summer—fill out non-GW summer application

GW Credit

Not for Credit

  • Explore in-program options via Office of Study Abroad and GWPassport internship/service-learning opportunities
  • Find options independently via non-GW internship placement agencies (may charge a fee) and/or career services resources

Internship Funding & Credit Information

Grants for Unpaid Internships

Apply for funding for your unpaid internship through the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF). KACIF encourages you to pursue unpaid internships that foster career exploration and enhance your academic interests, but reduce the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships.

Elective Internship Course

Taken online simultaneously with a paid or unpaid internship in the U.S. or abroad, the UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course facilitates structured observation, reflection, and synthesis of experiences during the internship so that students may learn what to expect from and how to succeed at the internship; explore and assess career skills and strengths; critically examine the values, structure, and leadership of the internship organization; and identify and practice professional behaviors in the workplace. Managed and taught by the GW Center for Career Services, UNIV 2001: Elective Internship course credit will be noted on the students’ transcript, but does not count toward graduation.

Access your own personal career management center

Contact us about Handshake

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