Student jobs and internships
Jobs and internships will be an important part of your college experience. Gain professional skills and experience while you explore career paths and possibilities.
Part-time jobs help you build professional skills, make valuable connections, and strengthen your resume. And who doesn’t like extra money in their pocket? Thousands of students work part-time jobs on campus each year.
Campus jobs are a great option for a lot of reasons, such as the following:
- A flexible schedule
- A focus on leadership and professional development
- A chance to make friends outside your usual circles
- Professional references from a boss who wants to see you succeed
- There’s something for everyone: research, reception, mentoring, tutoring, food service, operations, sales, childcare, writing, marketing, design, customer service, events, buildings and grounds, fitness, radio and more
The Nevada Career Studio is the central career services office for all students. A team of advisors, including peer Career Mentors, works with undergraduate and graduate students during daily drop-in hours. You never need an appointment: the Career Mentor team is ready to work with you as soon as inspiration hits. No question is too big or small (or too silly). Students receive guidance and support in everything from creating application materials such as a resume, to navigating a job search, to landing an internship. Located on the second floor of the Pennington Student Achievement Center, the Studio is an open, collaborative space in which students work toward career goals with support from the career advising team and access to cutting-edge resources.
In addition to career advising, the Career Studio provides a robust job and internship board, hosts on-campus recruiting that includes major hiring events, oversees internship programs, and runs the Outcomes Survey of new graduates. The Career Studio’s mission is to equip all Nevada students with the tools and strategies to navigate their careers with clarity and confidence.
Jobs and internships
The Greater Reno community hires University students for jobs and internships at every type of organization, doing all kinds of interesting work. Local employers post opportunities for students on Handshake, the University’s job board for off-campus opportunities. Employers around the country and the globe also recruit Nevada students through Handshake.
An internship offers real, temporary professional experience in a career field that interests you. It’s never too early to apply for internships – aim to complete a few before you graduate. The Career Studio’s job board features internships year-round for students in all majors. The Pack Internship Grant Program offers paid local internships at nonprofits and startups every spring (applications are always due in the fall). It is also possible to receive academic credit for your internship, either through the Career Studio or through your academic major.
If Work Study is part of your financial aid award, mention it in your cover letter when you apply for jobs on campus. Work Study means that your campus employer pays only 25 percent of your wages – the rest is covered by the financial aid award. You are paid the same amount as everyone else. If you do not have Work Study, don’t worry: you are still eligible to apply for almost all campus jobs.