Jobs and Internships

Quick Links: Handshake | Industry-Specific Resources | Networking | LinkedIn and Online Presence | Fellowships | Opportunities Abroad | Resources for International and Diverse Students | Internship for Credit | Student Opportunity Funding


The Handshake Career Portal connects employers with the W&L student and alumni candidates they're seeking.  Employers can post internships, full-time jobs, fellowships and other opportunities for candidates to access and apply.  Log in using your W&L credentials or contact our office with questions about how to get started.

Industry-Specific Resources

Utilize industry-specific resource pages to explore careers and learn about related skills.  Each industry page includes job posting databases specific to each field as a starting point to search for jobs or internships. These resources are not exhaustive, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss next steps.


Networking is the process of building relationships with individuals who have experience in a career or industry and can offer insights and advice to help you along your career journey. A strong LinkedIn profile is the first step in building your network.

LinkedIn and Online Presence

A strong online presence makes it easy for employers to have additional avenues to search and assess you as a potential candidate. With social media as a crucial part of your professional presence, it's important to understand how to use LinkedIn and other platforms to your benefit.


The Office of Fellowships supports students in their search for nationally competitive external funding opportunities to support study abroad, pursue independent research, teach abroad, apply to graduate school, and much more.

Internship for Credit (CPD 451 and 461)

The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) offers one Experiential Learning (EXP) credit for qualifying summer and academic term internships. These CPD courses provide students the opportunity to engage in professional development, further career exploration, and/or refine professional interests through an external internship or qualifying experience.

Student Opportunity Funding

Career and Professional Development has funds available to support professional and academic experiences throughout the year and during the summer. Funds are limited and not guaranteed. Eligible opportunities include but are not limited to graduate school entrance exam fees, professional development conferences, travel to and from job interviews, and other experiential continuing education or career-related opportunities. Explore this list of additional funding sources across the University.