Opportunities

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Internships and part-time or summer jobs can help you gain experience, explore your options, and develop skills. (click here)

Here are lists and links to get you started. Many of these positions we list are on Handshake.  Log in to Handshake before you start clicking so that you will be taken directly to those job postings. On the right-hand side bar, you’ll see a sampling of the most recent full-time openings for humanities majors from Handshake. Handshake is your source of workshops, career fairs and other career resources.

Find Additional Opportunities on Campus

Handshake @ Illinois.  Log in with your NetID and campus password. You don’t need to complete your profile to use the site. Put “Champaign” in the location bar to find local part-time positions, see campus or virtual events, search career fairs, and so much more.

The Virtual Job Board Local part-time job listings (including work-study), maintained by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Research Park Job Board  Yes, jobs of interest to humanities majors show up here.

Office of Volunteer Programs  Check out their information sheets on organizations grouped by focus area.

Campus Paraprofessional Programs

Find Full-Time Jobs/Internships

Job Boards and Humanities Associations by area of interest

Connecting to jobs through Associations & Societies which appeal to your interests/field of study: HistoryEducation/teaching, Museums, English/communications/creative writing, Linguistics, Art History, Spanish Language & Cultures, Women & Gender Studies, Classics, Philosophy, Religion, African-American Studies, Germanic Studies, General Language Studies, Latina/Latino, Slavic Studies, Government & more general sites

On-line How-to & Career Exploration Videos

These pages have many videos to assist you with your career explorations, resumes, cover letters, negotiations, and so much more.  

More Resources

Career Closet  is temporary closed due to Covid-19.

HPRC has two private interview rooms for those Humanities students in need of quiet place for phone or on-line interviews.  To reserve one of our rooms complete the on-line scheduling form at least three business days in advance.

Places Research Employers

International Employment Assistance

  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: looking for jobs or internships you might look at these options: OPT or CPT.  For a list of internationally friendly US companies, click here.  For more information about policies around your visa keep current with information from ISSS.  For other general resources, go to the Handshake @ Illinois Library.
  • Articles and information for International Students

.     Links to Global postings and other information