Job Search Websites

There are hundreds of job boards on the internet and many of them have the same jobs. So how do you know where to spend your precious time?

Handshake is a great starting place because the platform is focused on part-time jobs, early-career talent, and internships great for current students and recent graduates.

Here are some other ideas of places you can look. Remember, setting up saved searches by keywords and locations can help you save time and cut down the noise. Additionally, look at the company website’s career page to make sure a job is still active and that you are seeing the full application process (Don’t always trust the one-click applications!).

Where can I find a job in any city?

  • Handshake — search by city or even find remote opportunities around the globe
  • LinkedIn — manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access opportunities
  • Careeronestop — learn about careers, find career information, salary ranges, job outlook, and locate career resources and advice
  • Indeed — post your résumé and search for jobs around the world
  • Glassdoor — For unlimited access to reviews, salaries and interview questions, sign up with your student (.edu) email.
  • UpWork — find freelance work in a variety of categories including IT, design, writing, translation, admin, accounting, etc.
  • Fiverr — connects freelancers with business owners looking for services in various digital projects, including website design, content writing, and voice-overs.
  • Flex Jobs — looking for high-quality, vetted remote opportunities (note subscription fee)

Jobs in Oregon

  • Handshake — Hundreds of local and regional employers post jobs and internships for UO Ducks. Add companies to your favorite list to get alerts when new jobs post.
  • Works Source Oregon — a statewide group dedicated to stimulating job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed. Can connect you with on-the-job training opportunities as well as help you navigate applying for state jobs
  • QualityInfo — Research job outlook and opportunities in Oregon
  • Oregon Government Jobs — Links to city, county, state, federal, and education roles all in one place.
  • Mac’s List — Portland jobs, job search advice and resources through our books, podcast, and online courses.
  • Campus Point — entry-level staffing needs of the Pacific Northwest

Internships and Undergraduate Research

  • CURE — engage in outstanding research opportunities that include scholarship and creative work in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) — paid mentored internship experience for undergraduate UO students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.
  • UO Admin Internships Program — paid internship where you will gain insight into the units that serve and support many aspects of campus life, while building work experience and practical skills in the field of higher education administration.
  • Global Works International Internships — work with local professional internship providers in locations around the world to provide individualized placements for UO students. Students earn UO credits and life-changing work experience in a different culture.
  • UO Portland Internship Experience — An exclusive opportunity for UO undergraduates to gain professional experience through an internship while making a difference in Portland. Summer stipend provided.
  • Emerging Leaders PDX — a variety of real-world, paid summer internship and mentoring opportunities designed to match your interests, area of study, and professional aspirations.
  • UO Government Internship Connections — Participating in an internship with a policymaker or government entity is one of the best ways students interested in politics and policy issues can gain first-hand experience and career-ready skills.
  • US Department of State Pathways Program — Explore federal careers through three paid Civil Service programs located in the United States including internships and recent graduate roles.
  • Virtual Federal Student Service Internships — Nine-month remote (unpaid) internship for 10 hours per week with 50+ federal agencies. Applications are due in July for September placements.
  • City of Eugene Internships hub for the city
  • Lane County Centralized Internship Program — Internships with Lane County government.

International Job Search Websites

  • GoinGlobal access for free within Handshake. Find info on job search resources, hiring trends, industry overviews, résumé/cv guidelines, and more! 16 million+ global positions both in local languages as well as English. Search for H1B visa applications by location, occupation, and company name, and Identify U.S. employers that have previously hired international professionals with your skill set.
  • Transitions Abroad — provides expert advice, inspirational first-hand experiences, and practical resources for anyone wishing to explore the possibilities.
  • My Visa Jobs — Identify employers who have sponsored visas in the past and explore top lists of employers by Status, Career, Title, City, and Industry.

Nonprofit Jobs and Volunteering

  • Nonprofit Association of Oregon — regional database for nonprofit work opportunities.
  • Volunteer Match — find volunteer opportunities in your city.
  • UO Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement &mdash Find groups of peers to volunteer with or get connected to local nonprofits.
  • Peace Corps — The University of Oregon ranks in the top 20 of Peace Corps volunteer-producing institutions, with more than 1,000 graduates serving since 1961
  • AmeriCorps — works with various communities across the USA to support their goals, meet their needs, and create lasting change.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • The Idealist — Posted over one million social-impact jobs and hundreds of thousands of internships and volunteer opportunities
  • Work for Good — Connect purpose-driven organizations and talented professionals, so that together you can do the best work possible.
  • City Year — Take a gap year to serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.
  • Teach for America — a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity by teaching for at least two years and then working with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice.
  • College Possible — work to empower students from underserved backgrounds to become college graduates and show them that college is possible for everyone.
  • Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) — 11-month program across Oregon aimed at increasing the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions.

Government Jobs

  • — where all federal government jobs are listed (Department of Fish and Wildlife, NASA, FBI, Department of Energy, etc.). It includes unique experiences for current students and recent graduates. Note that state, county, and local government positions are typically listed on their websites.
  • Oregon Government Jobs — Links to city, county, state, federal, and education roles all in one place.
  • UO Government Internship Connections — Participating in an internship with a policymaker or government entity is one of the best ways students interested in politics and policy issues can gain first-hand experience and career-ready skills.

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