Connect & Partner with Career Services

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914.395.2566

If you are searching for creative thinkers, team-oriented leaders, resourceful doers, and employees who bring an immediate contribution, you are looking for a Sarah Lawrence College student.

The College’s small seminars, independent projects, real-world criteria, and one-on-one student/professor relationships result in a student population that is confident, articulate, dependable, motivated, and resourceful.

Experience the Sarah Lawrence difference by partnering with the Office of Career Services on student career development initiatives or by recruiting interns and entry-level employees from Sarah Lawrence College’s impressive student body.

Partnership Opportunities

Career Services offers programs that connect students to employers and professionals who share their expertise and work-related experience. The programs also provide employers with the opportunity to meet the College’s future graduates. Programs include:

  • Resume Review Day: Real-world advice from real-world professionals
  • Mock Interview Day: Constructive practice and invaluable preparation provided by industry professionals
  • Employer Site Visits: Workplace tours and networking opportunities in New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • The Internship Initiative Program: Wisdom and guidance for underclassmen
  • Fall Internship & Volunteer Fair: Recruit spring & summer interns
  • Spring Career & Internship Fair: Recruit entry level candidates and interns

Internships & Entry-Level Recruitment

The Office of Career Services provides multiple ways for employers and students to connect. Employers can:

  • Post internships and job openings to our online database
  • Conduct student interviews on campus
  • Solicit resumes for interviews at their office
  • Join the annual on-campus internship and volunteer fair
  • Recruit at Career & Internship Connections, a multi-college event held in four cities during the first week of January

To request more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 914.395.2566 or e-mail.

Post a Job or Internship

We use Handshake, an online database, to share opportunities with students and recent graduates. It is free for employers to create an account, post opportunities and choose the colleges to view your opportunities.   

Below are the log in instructions to create your free employer account, and then post your opportunities.

Step 1: Clink on this link to create your user account: Handshake

Step 2:  Connect to your company profile if they are already on Handshake. Your company profile should pull up based on the domain of your email address if it is already in Handshake. If it isn’t, you will see the option to create a new company profile.
Step 3: Request to connect with schools. Make sure you check Sarah Lawrence College.  You will then receive an email from us “approving”  you to post with us. 

Step 4:  You will now be able to post internships and jobs. 

If you have difficulty with any of these steps, click on the links below, or contact Katherine Corsillo, Associate Director.

How to create a user account

How to Create a New Company Profile

How to Find and Request Access to a School

How to post an Internship or Job

If you have a part-time or summer position, please post it with the Office of Student Employment. This includes retail, babysitter, and tutor jobs.

Important Considerations Before You Hire an Unpaid Intern

An internship is a well-supervised, on-site, pre-professional work experience closely related to a career, academic, or personal interest. In addition to enabling students to explore possible career paths, it also allows students to acquire new skills, define career goals, and network for future job opportunities.

The duration of an internship is usually one semester (16 weeks), however some employers may offer a one-year internship opportunity. Employers typically take into consideration a student’s academic schedule, so hours can range anywhere from eight to 15 hours per week. Some employers might expect full-time hours during the summer. Additionally, internships may be paid or unpaid depending upon the employer. Employers who offer unpaid internships often choose to provide a small stipend to cover travel or lunch costs. We strongly encourage employers to pay their interns. *See links to the U.S. and NYS Department of Labor Legal Guidelines below.

Employers decide whether or not to offer internships as paid or unpaid, credit or noncredit. If an employer requires credit for an internship, students can earn academic credit via fieldwork, through the Office of the Dean of Studies.

We highly encouraged all employers to familiarize themselves with the NYS Department of Labor Legal Guidelines. Unpaid internships must meet specific requirements, per the following links:

Benefits of Hiring an Intern

  • Interns are a great way to gain a fresh perspective and generate new ideas for your organization/business.
  • Internships help build a pipeline of motivated and talented candidates to meet recruitment needs.
  • An intern can give you additional talent to complete an existing project or help create a new one.