Posting Jobs

Posting a job, internship or volunteer opportunity*

University of Northwestern welcomes postings of jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities on our website, Handshake. We accept job postings from churches, corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and private families. Posted positions can be full-time, part-time, temporary, paid or unpaid, and posting is FREE. 

If you are already registered at Handshake, simply log in and click “post jobs” on the top menu bar.

If this is your first time visiting our site, please go to the Handshake employer website to register and post your job.

Handshake features

  • Control the delivery method of receiving resumes
  • Access the University of Northwestern student and alumni resume database
  • Electronically request an on-campus recruiting visit
  • Edit postings or post more than one opportunity
  • Control posting deadlines and length

How to post a job on Handshake

STEP 1: Log on to Handshake.

STEP 2: Register as an employer (if your job is for a family, use your last name as the company name). Fill out the employer profile and contact information.

STEP 3: Review what to include in a job or internship description.

STEP 4: Post each internship or employment opportunity separately. Please include detailed information.

STEP 5: Once approved you have full access to all system features. 

If you need assistance with a posting, contact Career Development at 651-631-5265. 


*University of Northwestern reserves the right to decline postings that are inconsistent with our mission, vision, and values. We will decline postings that involve students selling goods or services on campus as this violates our university policy. We may decline excessive or duplicate postings from a single employer. This job board is simply a posting service. University of Northwestern does not guarantee that any position listed here will receive responses from applicants. In addition, we do not screen prospective applicants nor do we guarantee that all applicants are affiliated with University of Northwestern or qualified for employment.

Employer and user shall hold harmless UNW and its directors, officers, employees, servants, or agents from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, causes of action, injuries, damages, loss, cost or damages to persons or property, including any such liabilities resulting from any negligence or fault, active or passive.  Employer and user also agree to indemnify UNW for all costs and expenses of defending such claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions or causes of action, including attorneys’ fees.