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Are you looking for an intern, entry-level employee, or a person that has years of experience? Whether you have one position or a hundred, we have men and women who have what you are looking for.

We invite you to join Handshake at no cost. This is a powerful, modern platform that enables employers to search for top talent at universities, post jobs/internships, and schedule an on-campus recruiting table or interviews.  

Create an Account

  • If your organization does not have an account, create an employer profile in our internship/job posting system, Handshake. After you complete the profile (the more information you provide, the better) you will receive an email from Handshake with approval (within 2-3 business days).  
  • If your organization has an account in Handshake, but you are not a contact in the system, just follow these instructions. It may be a good idea to check with your Human Resources department to see if there are any approvals needed within your organization to post to jobs/internships.

Help and Support

For assistance with setting up your account, Handshake has a great Help Center to answer your frequently asked questions. If you still need assistance, please email us at

Paid vs. Non-Paid Internships

  • If your organization is a for-profit business, compensation is expected and virtually mandated by federal regulations.  Read FLSA Fact Sheet #71 from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • If your organization is unable to offer a regular wage, consider helping the student with a stipend or internship-related expenses such as parking fees, mileage, meals, etc. 
  • Unpaid student employment will not violate the U.S. Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act if it is a training program which meets criteria found in the FLSA Fact Sheet #71 from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • Many employers ask how much they should pay students. The wage range for 2018-19 was $10.50-$32.00 per hour. The median wage rate is $13.50 per hour. Check out this infographic - The Case for Paying Interns 

Post a Job or Internship

  • All jobs will be automatically approved if you have an existing account.  If you just created an account, you will need to wait until your organization is approved (2-3 business days) before you are able to post a job/internship. 
  • Job renewals and expiration
  • See instructions on how to post a job or internship.


On-Campus Recruiting/ Table Visit

  • Schedule an on-campus recruiting table and/or interview through Handshake by "Request Event" in the upper right-hand corner of your Handshake profile.
  • Please select "Employer on-campus", when requesting take visit then click the green Event Request button
  • Please give Career Development 1-2 business days to review your request.  Approval is based on our space availability and alignment with our mission.
  • All requests must be received 1 week prior to your requested visit date.
  • For sample instructions, click here. Email if you have additional questions.

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Highlight a Student Intern or Employee 

  • We would love to promote your organization if you have employed one of our students or alumni through an internship or permanent position by posting pictures of them and your organization on our Instagram account. Please, email your approved logo, student photos, quotes to Judy Axelson at


Connect with us on LinkedIn 

  • If you would like to connect with our students and alumni through networking events and career communities, please join our "University of Northwestern Alumni and Student Group" on LinkedIn.