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Posting Jobs & Internships

For employers (both on-campus and off-campus), Career & Professional Development will be using the job posting system Handshake.

Creating a Handshake Account

Creating a Handshake Account

To follow step by step instructions on how to create a Handshake account click the image below.

How to Create a Handshake Account

Posting Positions

Posting Positions

To follow step-by-step instructions on how to post a position in Handshake click the image below or watch the video.

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Posting Campus/STEP Positions

Posting Campus Student Assistant/Work Study/STEP jobs

Once your STEP position is approved, you must create a new job/posting in Handshake to advertise your position for a minimum of two weeks.

Campus employers hiring for other campus positions MUST specify in the title whether the position is Work Study, STEP, or Student Assistant.

Please list they type of position first and then the title.


  • STEP – Graphic Design Intern,
  • Work Study – Multi-media Assistant,
  • Student Assistant – Library Assistant

If you are considering more than one please also put that in the title:

  • Work Study/Student Assistant – Game Day Operations Intern

Please enter these titles as consistent to those listed above – we will need to “label” them behind the scenes so that students can search them in those ways.

Internships at UW Oshkosh

Employer Guide to Internships at UW Oshkosh

NACE Internship Resources

Message to the Membership

On January 5, 2018, the DOL issued a statement essentially ending the reign of the six-part test and replacing it with the primary beneficiary test to determine if an individual can be classified as an unpaid intern.

The primary beneficiary test does not include a rigid set of requirements, but a non-exhaustive list of factors to determine who is the primary beneficiary of the internship. The factors include:

  • the extent to which the intern and the employer clearly understand that there is no expectation of compensation;
  • the extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment, including the clinical and other hands-on training provided by an educational institution;
  • the extent to which the internship is tied to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit;
  • the extent to which the internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar;
  • the extent to which the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning;
  • the extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern; and
  • the extent to which the intern and the employer understand that the internship is conducted without entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.

In this regard, the DOL’s fact sheet on unpaid interns now states that “this test allows courts to examine the ‘economic reality’ of the intern-employer relationship to determine which party is the ‘primary beneficiary’ of the relationship.” The fact sheet proceeds to list the factors set forth above and indicates that “the ‘primary beneficiary test’ [is] a flexible test, and no single factor is determinative. Accordingly, whether an intern or student is an employee under the [Fair Labor Standards Act] necessarily depends on the unique circumstances of each case.”

The DOL fact sheet further states that the “FLSA exempts certain people who volunteer to perform services for a state or local government agency or who volunteer for humanitarian purposes for non-profit food banks. [The DOL] also recognizes an exception for individuals who volunteer their time, freely and without anticipation of compensation, for religious, charitable, civic, or humanitarian purposes to nonprofit organizations. Unpaid internships for public sector and nonprofit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible.”

Internship Focused Professional Organizations