Virtual Internship and Job Boards

Virtual Internship and Job Boards

Job Search Resources

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is becoming more and more common. Below are online resources that can help you explore both in-person and remote jobs and internships from your computer.

Job Search Resources That All Majors Can Use: 

  • Profs Jobs: Profs Jobs provides users access to part-time and full-time employment opportunities that are exclusively for Rowan University students and alumni. Utilizing Profs Jobs allows students to search for opportunities based on their current major and establish job alerts to receive weekly updates on new job postings. However, Profs Jobs only includes employment opportunities that are purposely posted in the system by employers. 
  • Career Shift: Career Shift allows users to research and identify job listings from across the world in a greater capacity than other search engines. Additionally, Career Shift provides access to internships, part-time, and full-time opportunities that are not listed on traditional search engines (Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, etc.). Career Shift also has a "Contact" feature that allows users to search for the contact information of prospective employers to network and conduct informational interviews. 
  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with nearly 660+ million users and has an active job board that all users can access. An added benefit of utilizing LinkedIn is being able to review the company's profile, current employees, as well as recent publications from prospective employers.
  • State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal: While this site lists more jobs, rather than careers, it could be a good resource if you are looking for additional income on a temporary basis.
  • Candor provides a list of the hiring statuses of major companies across the country.
  • FlexJobs is offering a Job Search Webinar Series of 8 webinars between May 12th and June 30th. Recordings of the webinars can also be found at this link.
  • Zippia provides a comprehensive listing of remote, work from home, and telecommute positions.

Job Search Resources for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS) Majors:

  • Idealist: Idealist is a job search engine that connects users with volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities that are housed within the nonprofit, government contractor, and community organization job sector. 
  • USAJOBS: USAJOBS is the United States Government's primer website for listing all civil service job opportunities with federal agencies. USAJOBS also offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society, such as veterans, military spouses, those that identify as being differently-abled, and the general public.   
  • Political Job Hunt: Political Job Hunt is an employment search engine that hosts employment opportunities within the realm of politics and public affairs.

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Internship Search Resources

Virtual Internship Search Platforms for All Students:

  • Profs Jobs: Profs Jobs provides users access to internship opportunities that are exclusively for Rowan University students and alumni. Utilizing Profs Jobs allows students to search for opportunities based on their current major and establish job alerts to receive weekly updates on new internship postings. However, Profs Jobs only includes internship opportunities that are purposely posted in the system by employers. 
  • Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship: The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship is another on-campus center that hosts public affairs internships for students.
  • Virtual Student Federal Service Program: Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building. Please feel free to review the following website to identify over 40 agencies participating in VSFS. Students that are hired as interns will set their own schedule for 10 hours a week from September through May and must apply to these opportunities by July of each year.
  • WayUp: WayUp is a job search engine that was specifically created to help early-career candidates discover and be discovered by employers for volunteer and paid internship opportunities. To access this free service, users will create a profile, upload their resume, input their career-related experiences, and the types of jobs are interested in pursuing. Participants will then have access to a job board that shows open positions that reflect their career interests and where they can apply to these opportunities.
  • Chegg Internships: Chegg Internships provides students a platform to search for virtual internships within a variety of industries (Non-Profit, Education, Marketing, Sales, Administration, and Information Technology). Through creating a Chegg Internship account, students have access to over 4,000 volunteer and paid internship opportunities that can be completed remotely.
  • Indeed & LinkedIn: Both of these websites have job search features where students’ can search for virtual internship opportunities. To complete this search, insert “Virtual Internship” or “Remote Internship” in the job search section to complete these searches.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Virtual Internships: The ACLU is offering virtual internships for Fall 2020. They are seeking to fill 33 internships in areas of legal, advocacy, communication, operations and management, development, and digital/tech/analytics.

Job and Internship Search Tips

  • Prior to starting a job or internship search, take a step back to recognize the state of the economy and concentrate on companies that can continue with their operations. Establishing this recognition will allow you to narrow their search.
  • The focus of your strategy should be focused on quality and not the quantity of your application submissions. Ensuring that the applications an individual submits reflect the best version of them is significantly more effective than submitting a large number of low-quality applications. Don’t forget to pivot your resume and cover letter for each job or internship you pursue.
  • When applying to an internship, part-time, or full-time employment opportunity, it can be helpful to record all of the applications that a job applicant submits. Specifically, recording the job title, organization, commuting distance, and date of submission on a separate document allows applicants to recognize when is an appropriate time to follow up with employers after applying, as well as trends within the jobs they are pursuing.
  • All documents (resume, cover letter, references, etc.) that will be used in a job or internship application should be submitted as a PDF document.