Jobs and Internships

Discover Handshake

Discover new career paths. Build your professional profile. Find amazing jobs and internships. Connect with great companies and nonprofits. Schedule appointments with Career Services. All in Handshake!

  • Discover jobs and personalized recommendations based on your interests
  • Find career and networking events
  • Explore thousands of jobs and internships
  • Schedule appointments for support with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, and career exploration
  • Connect with employers and meet your potential
  • Manage your on-campus interviews with top companies, organizations, and on-campus employers
  • Access through an easy to use, accessible online platform and mobile app

Opportunities in Handshake

 

Loading

View more jobs: Login to Handshake

 

Find a Job or Internship

Career Services is here to help you find job and internship opportunities and prepare for your application or interview process. Make an appointment with us today through Handshake

On-Campus Jobs

Apply to on-campus positions through the Careers at UA website.

  Careers at UA

Off-Campus Jobs

Apply to off-campus jobs tailored to students and new professionals through Handshake

  Login to Handshake

Specialized Job Boards


Internships

Internships are a great way to integrate classroom learning with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. The experience can assist you in narrowing your interests, developing meaningful relationships with professionals and acquiring real-world skills to support your career. 

Find Internship Opportunities

Students of any major seeking internships should start their search in Handshake, the University of Alaska’s career management platform. Job and internship opportunities in a variety of industries and locations, local and national, are posted daily. And, Employers hiring on Handshake are specifically seeking students, or recent graduates from UAA! 

Career Services encourages students to take a comprehensive approach when seeking job and internship opportunities. Connect with professors and academic advisors within your academic department, expand your network through participation in clubs, organizations, and events, and develop an online presence (i.e. LinkedIn, Handshake).

Earn Academic Credit

Certain programs may require the completion of an internship as part of your degree plan, while others may offer internship credit optionally. Contact your advisor to evaluate your degree plan and see if you are eligible to earn credit for your internship. 

 

Internship FAQs

  • How do I get an internship?
    Few academic internships are assigned by the academic department. However, Career Services always recommends speaking with an academic advisor about internship requirements and suggestions prior to beginning your search. If it is determined that the students should secure their own internship we recommend reviewing opportunities posted in Handshake, or making an appointment with Career Services (in Handshake) to discuss internship search strategies. 
  • What is a for-credit or academic internship?
    An academic or for-credit internship is a internship that is required by your academic program and must be completed prior to graduation. Check with your academic advisor regarding the internship policy for your program. Undergraduate students must have attended UAA for a minimum of one year before enrolling in an internship.
  • What are the requirements to earn academic credit for an internship?

    Individual internship requirements are determined by each academic program. Internships are typically facilitated by an instructor within your department as an academic course. The instructor will approve work activities, assign student learning outcomes, and incorporate evaluation methods. They will review all evaluations, assignments, and outcomes and provide a final grade for the internship course.

    Contact your academic advisor to inquire about specific internship requirements for your program. See the UAA Academic Catalog for more details. Please note: Tuition costs and fees may apply.

  • How many hours are required for my internship?
    For-credit internships require that the student completes a minimum of 45 hours of work with the employer for each credit earned. Final course grades are generally based on hours worked, outcomes achieved, employer and instructor ratings of work performance, and evaluation of required journals or reports. Registration deadlines follow independent study and directed study dates. See the UAA Academic Catalog for more details. Please note: Tuition costs and fees may apply.
  • Are internships paid?
    Compensation will depend on the employer as well as program requirements. Certain programs may require that students participate in an unpaid internship. For example, students cannot be paid for clinical rotations (practicums) that are part of their academic requirements. 
  • Does it cost money to participate in an internship
    Students receiving academic credit for an internship must register for an internship course within their academic department. The student must then pay the tuition and fees associated with the course. Students should rarely if ever be asked to pay a fee directly to the company they are interning with. Please reach out to Career Services or your academic advisor to explore the legitimacy of such requests. 
  • I’m an international student, can I participate in an internship?

    International students are only permitted to participate in for-credit internshipsAn academic or for-credit internship is a internship that is required by your academic program and must be completed prior to graduation. Check with your academic advisor regarding the internship policy for your program. Undergraduate students must have attended UAA for a minimum of one year before enrolling in an internship.

    International students looking to register for an internship must email uaa.international@alaska.edu in order to update their student visa. 

  • I'm an international student, can I be paid for an internship? 

    Yes, international students may receive compensation for their academic internship as long as it does not violate any of the internship requirements set by the academic department. International students are only permitted to participate in for-credit internships 

    International students looking to register for an internship must email uaa.international@alaska.edu in order to update their student visa. 

  • I'm an international student, can I complete an internship after graduation? 
    Yes, international students are allowed to work for one year after gradation in a position related to their major. Students must contact (uaa.international@alaska.edu) International Student Services to update their visa status and ensure the position meets requirements. 

 

Job Scam Notice

In light of COVID-19 we can expect an increase in job scammers. These scammers may post jobs on popular job boards and they may directly contact you via email offering to hire you for a position. Some scams may use reputable companies as fronts, they may even mention Handshake or UAA to make them seem more legitimate. 

  1. Employers who use Handshake can not see your alaska.edu email and will only be able to contact you through the Handshake platform. Additionally, you must choose to allow employers to contact you on Handshake before they will be allowed to do so. 
  2. Handshake will never ask for sign-in credentials, personal information, or payment through email. If you receive an email requesting these or containing unusual phrases, poor spelling or grammar, links to a nonprofessional looking website, or if the sender uses an email address that is not linked to the company they represent please do not reply or click on any links.

UAA continues to respond to Internet scams; the following two links are excellent resources.