Handshake: Jobs & Internships by the Numbers

Internships are posted frequently by employers on Handshake as most industries do not have specific recruitment timelines and instead focus on “just-in-time” hiring. 84% of employers post open positions 2+ months before the intended start date. What this means is that if you’re still looking for a summer internship, there’s still time as there are about 73 new postings a day and 2022-2023 saw 26,760 internships on Handshake, with 94% listed as paid opportunities!

Handshake also boasts a number of part-time and full-time jobs. From 2022-2023, Handshake had 141,789 job postings with 90.5% being full-time positions, with about 388 new postings every day. Top industries for jobs in Handshake were Government, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Retail Store, Manufacturing, K-12 Education, Internet & Software, Accounting, Environmental Services, and Electronic Hardware.

To support your job or internship search, be sure to check out the Career & Internship Center’s curated Employer Collections on Handshake, where you can learn about employers that hire international students, invest in diversity, are great for internships, or that are close to campus. To access the Employer Collections, log into your Handshake account, select ‘Career Center’ from the left menu area, and finally scroll down to the section called ‘Curated Employers.’

Check out our career planning pages to learn more about how to find an internshipapply for a job, and prep application materials.

By Wendy Israel (She/Her)
Wendy Israel (She/Her) Career Technologies Manager