Search tools

If you're looking for a job, internship or other opportunity, we have the tools for you. Explore search sites built specifically for VCU students and alumni. Then check out our list of additional search sites that could help you land your next professional role.


Handshake connects students and alumni directly with employers and opportunities, along with career advisors and career-related events and workshops. Handshake hosts the largest number of opportunities specifically for students and new college graduates.

Student Opportunity Center

Find internships, mentorships, research opportunities and more through VCU's Student Opportunity Center.

Parker Dewey

Students and alumni can use Parker Dewey to find micro-internships and project-based work opportunities. These opportunities help you build experience and find great organizations to connect with now and in the future.


Log in with VCU eID and password. This website has information and resources to help students find global internships, jobs and study abroad experiences. This is also a great resource for International students looking for opportunities.

Additional search sites

In addition to VCU search sites, we encourage students and alumni to review postings for jobs and internships on reputable search sites, including:

  • Chegg Internships: One of the largest web-based internship marketplace is searchable by interest, geography, pay, and more. The site also includes an Internship Predictor assessment to help you target internships with the best fit.
  • ConnectVA: This site provides information, resources and instant access to nonprofits, civic leaders, volunteers and others interested in improving metro Richmond. The job finder is a great place to find local area jobs and internships focused on the nonprofit community.
  • Glassdoor: This user community-based site focuses on workplace conversations to help users find jobs and companies that match their interests and goals.
  • GoGovernment: Go Government is a project of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization Partnership for Public Service, which works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve. Use the website to find and apply for federal government jobs.
  • Idealist: This searchable database of nonprofit organizations and opportunities is a great resource for nonprofit internships, jobs, volunteering, and international opportunities.
  • Indeed: This search engine for jobs allows you to search based on geographic preference and job type or title.
  • LinkedIn: An employment-focused platform that primarily allows users to network, engage in career development, and post their resumes and/or CVs.
  • Snagajob: Based in Richmond, Virginia, this site helps hourly workers find jobs they love — and helps hourly employers find the best people for their jobs.
  • USAJobs: This government website offers internships and jobs for recent graduates.
  • Ziprecruiter: This website has an emphasis on small and entrepreneurial businesses for job seekers allowing them to search for jobs in various market places for a variety of employer types.

VCU Link

Looking to connect? Explore this VCU online community that joins students, alumni and friends of the university for career advice, industry contacts and meaningful professional relationships.