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Remote Internships, Student Jobs & Career Planning

Here's where to find a student job, remote internship, or help with career planning while you're studying, networking and interviewing in cyberspace.

Career Planning during COVID-19

The AU Career Center has compiled a robust list of Covid-19 Career resources, including a list of multiple remote job boards, information on working remotely, and budgeting and financial literacy information.

You’ll want to check out the full list (with dozens of links), but here are a few:

Anyone can access most of these resources; some require a Handshake account.

COVID-19 Career Resources

Job & Internship Search: Most AU Students

The AU Career Center supports students in CAS, SOC, SOE, SPA, and first- and second-year SIS students. 

For general questions on what they're offering virtually, a YouTube video describes what's available, and this link explains what internships will look like, how to find part-time virtual jobs, and how to develop professional contacts virtually (such as using the Alumnifire networking platform to connect with alumni).

To book appointments or find specific information, use these links:

Career Center

Job & Internship Search: School-Based Career Centers (SIS & Kogod)

For SIS, the SIS Office of Career Development serves third-year, fourth-year, and graduate SIS students.

For Kogod, go to the Kogod Office of Career Engagement.

Student Jobs

There are jobs out there and virtual supports are available to help you find and apply to them.

How to start. Begin with AU’s Student Jobs website (on the Career Center site), which includes extensive information and links to applications, how to book appointments with advisors to craft your resume, and more.

How to search for on-campus positions. Go to the Student Jobs page, which lists jobs posted by AU Human Resources.

How to search effectively and find more resources. For background information, including job fairs and what you’ll need to know this year, review the Fall 2020 Student Workers’ guidelines from Human Resources.

Federal Work Study (FWS) jobs. If you met FWS eligibility requirements, the Financial Aid Office would have included a FWS award in your financial aid package. In order to start earning FWS funds, you must accept your award through the myAU portal

International students. Students on F or J visas should consult with the office of International Student and Scholar Services on employment regulations or restrictions.