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How to Post an Open Position

To post a job or internship opening in your organization where Whitties will see it, use Handshake, our online platform for recruiting current students and young alumni for jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. If your organization already has a Handshake profile, simply connect with Whitman College. To create a profile for your organization, click here.

Some additional resources:

  • Posting a position on Handshake
  • Schedule a virtual or on-campus recruiting event on Handshake. Cntact Nikki Brueggeman, Assistant Director of Career Readiness and Employer Engagement, to learn more about options available for recruitment events. 
  • Additional Help Articles from Handshake
  • This document contains suggestions for information that an internship posting might include.

Hire a Work-Study Student

Check out our Information for Off-Campus Employers to learn more.

Advertise Temporary Work

To promote a short-term opportunity (yard clean-up, moving furniture, pet care, etc.) at your organization or home, email and we'll promote it on our temp_jobs list serv.

Recruiting & Information Sessions

Whether you're nearby or across the country, Whitman students are likely interested in learning more about your organization. We have several methods to host your organization in-person or virtually for recruiting sessions or interviews with students. Contact Assistant Director for Career Readiness & Employer Engagement, Nikki Brueggeman, to learn more.

Community Fellow Program

If you're a local non-profit with a substantive, months-long project that you'd like a Whittie to undertake (and you have the time to supervise the student), check out the Community Fellow Program, where 10-12 Walla Walla Valley organizations host a Whitman junior or senior for an academic year.


To learn more about Whitman interns, connect with specific students, or figure out how best to promote a paid or unpaid internship program at Whitman, contact Director for Internship Programs, Mitzy Rodriguez.

Department of Labor Unpaid Internships Information

Please ensure that any unpaid opportunity within your organization meets the Fair Labor Standards Act criteria for an internship before proceeding. 

Whitman Internship Grant

For organizations that might not be able to offer paid internships, the Whitman Internship Grant can fund internships for students who submit strong applications, provided the opportunity meets certain educational criteria. Whitman Internship Grants are available during the fall and spring semesters and the summer. Please note that the grant can fund a maximum of two Whitman interns per organization in a given time frame. If you would like to host a Whitman Internship Grant recipient, post your internship opening to Handshake.

Please note: We encourage organizaitons to post their openings for summer internships as early as January so that students can apply to the first deadline (if their grant proposal is rejected, a student can revise their applications and submit to the second and final deadline.) This document contains suggestions for information that an internship posting could include. 

Information for Supervisors

If you are supervising a Whitman intern, check out our Information for Supervisors.