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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:

  • Career Insider’s View: Industry-specific roundtable discussions with employers
  • Career Pathway Series: Presentations and counsel from working professionals
  • Resume Workshops by Industry: Real-world advice from real-world recruiters
  • 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.
  • Senior Transitions Program: Wisdom and guidance for upcoming graduates

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

To post a job or internship, please log-in or create an account on our online recruiting platform, Handshake. If you have questions about this process, click here for FAQs or contact Jim MacWhorter, Associate Director of Employer Relations. There is no cost to post your positions with us through Handshake.

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 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:

To post an unpaid position, the internship must encompass all six components below:

  1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training that would be given in an educational environment;
  2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
  3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
  4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
  5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
  6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship

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.