Increase your applicant pool with Handshake! As an open-source network, Handshake allows employers to post positions, attend career fairs, and schedule events at Temple and countless other institutions in one place. 

Create a Handshake Account 

  • Register as an employer and select the schools with which you want to partner. 

  • Review the Notifications tab which will inform you of critical emails or announcements. 

  • The approval process for the Temple University Career Center can take up to 48 hours.

  • Once approved, you will be able to post jobs and internships. 

Temple University Career Center will not post the following jobs

  • Positions that would employ students for a private individual or work-for-hire contract (e.g., babysitter, private tutor, caretaker, home care, labor, etc.) 

  • Internship programs or jobs that require students and/or alumni to pay a placement fee or investment prior to employment 

  • Temple does not post unpaid internships of more than 15 hours/week to acknowledge that students often need to supplement their time with paid opportunities. 

Add value to your posting and generate applicants

  • Provide as much detail as possible. The more candidates know about the day-to-day activities of the position, the more likely they are to apply. 

  • Indicate any opportunities for advancement. Temple students and alumni are looking to grow. 

  • Our students are largely committed to giving back. You may want to add information about your organization's community service or philanthropic efforts. 

Posting Internships 

While posting in Handshake, please describe how your unpaid internship meets Department of Labor criteria. Note that the Temple University Career Center thoroughly evaluates employers and job postings to ensure compliance.  

For students to receive academic credit for an internship with your organization, they must confirm the position meets the requirements with their Academic Advisor by the add/drop deadline. Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates

Best Practices for Meaningful Internships

If you are seeking additional resources on developing an internship program you can review Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program, and 12 Steps to Create an Internship Program. 

Department of Labor Guidelines for Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act 

We make every effort to share opportunities that are developmental, educational, and ideally related to the student’s academic pursuits. We want students to connect with employers who can provide these experiences in accordance with federal labor laws, therefore students should be compensated fairly for the work they complete. If you post an unpaid internship in Handshake, please describe how it meets the criteria noted on the Department of Labor’s website.