The Office of Career Development assists employers with their recruiting and personnel needs. We encourage organizations to utilize the free electronic job boards at Ohio State.

Job and internship board

Handshake is Ohio State’s university-wide position posting system where students have access to search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, co-ops and full-time career opportunities. Thousands of jobs, internship and career opportunities are posted in Handshake as well as information on upcoming career fairs and recruiting events.


What Is an Internship?

An internship is a temporary, hands-on working and learning experience designed to prepare an individual for a particular career field.

An intern is:

  • a professional in training
  • capable of contributing to large tasks and projects and serving on teams
  • a student developing the skills needed to succeed in his or her career field through practical experience
  • a student who is eager to be busy doing productive work
  • primarily focused on academic coursework when classes are in session

What is a virtual or micro-internship?

Virtual Internships are internships that are done online or remotely anytime of the year. This allows the student to work on a global scale but stay local. 

How an Internship Will Benefit Your Organization

  • An intern’s fresh perspective can shed light on opportunities that are currently not being utilized, as well as help solve old problems.
  • Internships allow employers to cost-effectively “test drive” interns as potential employees.
  • Hosting an intern will help determine if there is enough additional work to support hiring someone full time.
  • With an intern working on temporary/seasonal projects, the professional staff can pursue bigger projects.

Hire an intern