Jobs and Internships
SPARC (Supporting your Purpose through Actions, Resources, and Connections) can help with every stage of your job or internship search, including finding direction, researching opportunities, and applying for positions.
Job and Internship Postings
There are many sites out there for finding jobs and internships. Scroll down to see some of our favorites!
Handshake is Hampshire's own job and internship database, where employers go to post positions for Hampshire students. If you are a current Hampshire student or recent alum, you already have an account! Use your Hampshire username and password to log in.
The first time you log in, you will guided through some questions to set up your account. The more detail you include, the more targeted your job or internship suggestions will be, so don't skip this step!
Want to search on your phone? Check out the Handshake App!
Off-Campus Work Study
If you have work-study, you can get PAID to work as an intern at a local non-profit. This is a great way to earn money while also gaining career experience.
These are some of our favorite job and internship search sites:
Jobs at Startups
Animal Behavior Institute
Links and resources for animal behavior jobs and internships
Art jobs and internships nationwide
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Internships and jobs at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums
Internships and jobs related to publishing
Built in Boston
Startup and Technology jobs and internships in Boston
Summer camp jobs
Agriculture related internships, jobs, and apprenticeships, mostly in New England
Conservation Job Board
The world’s largest and most-visited internship and job website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, and more
Fun summer jobs, volunteer, and short-term opportunities
Opportunities related to environmental education, ecology, and conservation
Opportunities in film, video, television, etc.
Funded summer public service internships in the Boston area
Internships in finance, engineering, business, and at large companies
Resource for international internships, jobs, volunteer programs and more.
Good Food Jobs
Food service, nutrition, and food justice internships
Arts and culture opportunities in Massachusetts
All things non-profit. Internships, jobs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and abroad
Opportunities with international development and mission-driven NGOs around the world
One of the biggest job and internship dadabases out there, Indeed is nice because you can search without creating an account
General internship database with thousands of paid, unpaid, local, national, and international internships
Internships for Students of Color
List of selected paid internship opportunities for students of color
Magazine and newspaper internships and jobs
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
Fully funded, mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities
Life sciences and laboratory jobs in Boston and beyond
Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program
Well paid clean energy internships for students and recent grads.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Job Board
Clean energy jobs in Massachusetts. No internships on this site, but it does have entry-level jobs.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Paid internships in Massachusetts, in the field of life sciences, available for recent grads as well as students. Internships may become full-time employment.
National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU); very well paid
New York Foundation for the Arts
Arts opportunities in New York
Orion Grassroots Jobsource
Conservation, environmental, and farm internships
Publishers Lunch Job Board
The definitive source for jobs in publishing.
Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC)
Paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program located at Hampshire College
Internships and entry-level jobs at large companies, create an account to be matched with suggestions of where to apply
Simmons School of Library and Information Science
Library and information opportunities: mostly jobs, but some great internship opportunities
Jobs at companies, large and small.
More about Internships
You can do an internship in virtually any field, and it can be part-time, full-time, paid, or unpaid. Hampshire students do internships during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during winter and summer break. With approval from faculty, you may use an internship to fulfill your Community Engaged Learning (CEL-2) requirement.
How to include your internship experience in your transcript and have it count towards your Div II or Div III requirements
Learn how to use an internship to fulfill your CEL-2 requirement
What to think about when planning an internship and ideas for how to find or create the right internship for you
Tips and materials for getting the most out of your internship experience
More about Jobs
Part of a rewarding life is a career that fits your interests and passions. As a Hampshire student or alum, you have many skills that will help you achieve your dreams and make a valuable contribution to society. Even if you don't find your "dream job" right away, remember that every experience you have is an important step towards finding what fulfills you. The resources below will help you along your path.
A summary of the most effective ways to conduct a job search.
Up to 80% of all jobs are filled without advertising. Find out how to access the "hidden" job market.
Not sure which way to head after graduation? Having trouble choosing from a lot of options? We can help.
Wondering how you can apply your life experience to the job market? Check out these resources that support job seekers of color, the LGBT community, and others.