Mackay Internship and Job Search

Looking for a job? Then you've come to the right place. Below you will find five different categories of searches and opportunities to help you in your quest. International students, before you begin your job search, you need to review the OISS website.

Undergraduate Research opportunities

Active research participation is a remarkable method for students to gain direct experience, cultivate a deeper understanding of the course material, and help clarify specific interests in the field. Getting involved in research can be as easy as talking to a professor about his or her projects and volunteering to help, or it can be a more formalized application process. Learn more about opportunities for undergraduate research offered through the University and other entities.

On-campus job search

Explore jobs on campus, open only to undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Student assistant positions

A student employee is a part-time hourly employee who has also enrolled in the minimum required courses and has the minimum required cumulative grade point average at the University of Nevada, Reno for the primary purpose of achieving a degree. In the Workday job search, make sure "hourly" is selected under the Job Category. "Student Worker" will be noted in the job title.

Graduate assistant positions

Graduate assistants perform a variety of duties from teaching undergraduate classes to grading papers, to conducting research in laboratories. The positions are offered to graduate students through various academic departments and are paid by grants or state funds. Students interested in these positions must contact the appropriate graduate program director for specific requirements.

Other resources for your job search

The Mackay School provides students with ways to find the right job for you. For off-campus full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities, check out the University-wide job board, Handshake.  Create an account with your NetID and Search Jobs & Internships to find jobs that align with your interests.


Local and state job searches

If you are interested in looking for employment within the city, county, or state levels, simply follow the links below. Other municipalities and state governments run their own job sites as well (if you want to go further than Northern Nevada), and are quite easy to search for online.

Municipal opportunities

County opportunities

State and federal job opportunities

Staffing agencies and job aggregators

If you are looking for more options, in addition to the aforementioned resources, consider contacting one of the local staffing agencies. Depending on the type of work you are seeking, industry-specific agencies such as Geotemps or Aerotek are good choices. If you are looking for more general opportunities, a series of staffing agencies can be found here.

Another option is to use job aggregators and select Reno, NV for the location. To get the most out of these types of searches be sure to have several different search terms ready to go. Popular job aggregators for you to consider using are Indeed, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiterTalent and DICE. These aggregators are also excellent resources for nationwide searches, as well.