On Handshake, you can select from various position types to enhance clarity, attract the right candidates, and streamline the recruitment process.
While we are aware that employers or institutions use job types in different ways, these are our overall Handshake definitions for most use cases.
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Paid employment, typically long-term or permanent.
A professional learning experience that offers practical work related to career interests, typically across a year-long period.
A professional learning experience that offers practical work related to career interest, typically for a limited time.
A paid job which offers hands-on work experience alongside off-the-job training, often encompassing a formal qualification.
On campus student employment
A job or internship that takes place at an institution.
A partnership with an institution that provides students with work experience to complement their in-class training.
Also known as an externship, a partnership with an institution that provides students with work experience typically for academic credit.
A monetary opportunity awarded to students to support their academic pursuits, typically for post-graduates.
A structured entry-level job opportunity normally that provides graduates with the chance to advance their career in association with a particular company.
A job opportunity taking place for a fixed time period.
Unpaid work toward a mission or cause.
A hassle-free HR package offered by the French government that allows French companies (for VIE) or administrations (for VIA) to easily recruit EU graduates or young professional to join their international offices for 6 to 24 months.
Dual study (DE, FR)
A programme combining academic studies with vocational training or practical experience at a company. Students attend a university (part-time) and obtain a degree, whilst also working for a company.
An experience in which students work for a company alongside their studies to earn a living or simply to gain valuable practical experience.