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 your 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 also 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.

Search Off-Campus Work Study Positions

Staff Picks

These are some of our favorite job and internship search sites:

Animal Behavior Institute
Links and resources for animal behavior jobs and internships

Art Jobs
Art jobs and internships nationwide

Theater jobs and internships; Hampshire students, get the username and password HERE.

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

CISA Classifieds
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

Cool Works
Fun summer jobs, volunteer, and short-term opportunities

Opportunities related to environmental education, ecology, and conservation

Entertainment Careers
Opportunities in film, video, television, etc.

Forest Foundation
Funded summer public service internships in the Boston area

Internships in finance, engineering, business, and at large companies

Go Overseas
Resource for international internships, jobs, volunteer programs and more

Good Food Jobs
Food service, nutrition, and food justice internships

Hire Culture
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 databases 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 run by Chegg Internships

Internships for Students of Color
List of selected paid internship opportunities for students of color

Magazine and newspaper internships and jobs

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

Publishers Lunch Job Board
The definitive source for jobs in publishing

Collective Rising Internship Program for Reproductive Rights
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 Jobline  
Library and information opportunities: mostly jobs, but some great internship opportunities

Wellfound (formerly Angie's List) 
Jobs at Startups

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. 

Community Engaged Learning Requirement (CEL-2)

Learn how to use an internship to fulfill your CEL-2 requirement

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.

Job Search Guide

A summary of the most effective ways to conduct a job search.

Networking Guide

Up to 80% of all jobs are filled without advertising. Find out how to access the "hidden" job market.

Career Direction

Not sure which way to head after graduation? Having trouble choosing from a lot of options? We can help.

Identity-Based Resources

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.