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Virtual Job & Internship Search Resources 

Internships 
  • Parker Dewey – paid project-based consulting assignments with a variety of employers from leading corporations to start-ups 
  • Virtual Student Federal Service – an eight-month remote internship program with virtual projects for 40+ federal agencies 
Freelance, Remote, and Flexible Jobs 
  • Upwork – freelancing site 
  • Working Nomads – job search site for remote development, design, customer service, and marketing roles  
  • We Work Remotely – job search site for remote copywriting, marketing, customer support, design, and management positions 
  • Jobspresso - curated remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support and more 
  • Remote.co – remote job postings, remote work blog, and answers from 140+ companies about remote work 
  • VIPKid – platform and custom curriculum to teach English online to students in China; bachelor's degree required 
  • FlexJobs Company Guide – excellent platform for work from home and flexible jobs with fee-based access; do not pay for a subscription - conduct employer research, then click on company website links or google company names to visit individual employer websites, review jobs and apply 

To find remote positions on other platforms, use keywords "remote", "anywhere", "telecommute", "work from home", or "virtual". Unfortunately, job scams are common for virtual opportunities posted on job boards. See tips on how to avoid scams in How to Assess Fraudulent Opportunities section below.  

How to Assess Fraudulent Opportunities 

According to a CNBC article on Landing a Remote Job, for every one legitimate work-from-home job, there are approximately 60 to 70 work-from-home job scams, in other words, less than 3% of all work-from-home job listings are for legitimate jobs. 

Tips to Avoid Job Scam 

  • Be wary of chat-only platforms (e.g. Facebook Messenger, Yahoo Messenger) 
  • Know the red flags: 
    • unusually high pay 
    • grammatical and spelling errors in a job description 
    • a misspelled company name 
    • a vague job description with low requirements - everyone qualifies 
    • the job requires upfront expenses from you 
    • the potential employer wants you to deposit a check into your bank account 
    • you are asked for personal or financial information (e.g. social security number, birth date, home address, credit card or bank account information) early in the interview process or as part of your application 
    • you are offered a job without an interview, or reference checks 
    • the company doesn't have online presence 
    • the recruiter's contact information is not professional / the company email address is modified, or no contact information is provided 
  • Confirm contact information - scammers often use a personal email address (e.g. Gmail or Yahoo) or a modified email address with an added letter or swapped letters within an email - which is often hard to notice - always copy the last part of the email address after "@" to see if there is a corresponding website, and check the website to see if the site itself is legitimate (notice spelling and grammatical errors, design, phone number, and address) 
  • Google the company name, and call the company to verify the recruiter exists 
  • Watch out for common scams, which include secret shopping, general office, product testing, reshipping, or rebate processing 
  • Do not share personal or financial information via email or chat 
  • Search the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission websites to verify company information, and search the company name on a search engine with the word “scam" 
  • Report scams immediately - if you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC  
Virtual Job Search Assistance 
  • Resume Dropbox – quick feedback on your resume by UCC staff by email 
  • Impress Online Mock Interview Tool – a job interview simulation tool that allows students to practice interview questions and receive feedback from UCC career coaches 
  • Online Appointments – schedule a virtual appointment with a career coach to discuss your internship or job search 
Campus Career and Networking Resources 
  • UCC Career Events – upcoming career events for KU students and graduates – all career events are virtual for Spring 2021 
  • KU Career Communities – events, workshops and info sessions, resume samples and job postings for specific interests and skills 
  • Beyond KU – employer panels to help take your passion and make it your purpose, no matter your major – all BeyondKU events are virtual for Spring 2021 
  • Mentoring KU – connect with KU alumni and professionals to discuss specific career and/or industry topics; coordinated by the KU Alumni Association in partnership with the School of Business, School of Engineering, School & Architecture & Design, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 
  • Jayhawk Ready – how-to videos and other resources to help you explore majors and careers, prepare for job search, successfully implement your career plan, and establish professional connections 
  • Vault – free access to Vault’s premium content for KU students, including company rankings, company reviews, career advice, and the latest news and trends in workplace issues affecting your career 
  • Careers and KU Majors – information on possible careers, potential employers, and job search websites for KU majors 
  • Recorded UCC Workshops and Presentations – remote presentations for job search, resumes, interviewing, personal branding & LinkedIn, and Beyond KU  
Popular Job Boards  
  • HireJayhawks.com – job database for KU students and graduates with listings for internships, part-time and full-time jobs, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, and undergraduate research; search for “Remote/Virtual” category in Position Type 
  • LinkedIn Jobs  and LinkedIn Alumni – the world’s largest professional network to research career paths, build relationships and apply for jobs 
  • Indeed.com – job database with millions of postings 
  • Glassdoor.com – job database, salary information, company reviews, and interview questions 
  • USAJOBS – the United States Government's website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies  
  • WayUp – internships and entry-level positions from top companies around the country (these opportunities are routinely listed in HireJayHawks.com as well) 
  • GoinGlobal – database of international jobs and internship opportunities to help KU students explore new opportunities in the U.S. and around the world, including H1B database to identify American employers who hire international professionals with specific skills, country-specific career guides, and resources for virtual job search; access by logging into your HireJayhawks account 
  • Idealist – nonprofit that works to connect millions of people with nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, grad schools, and more, including for remote opportunities 
  • RippleMatch – software matches job seekers to recruiters based on profiles; sign up to receive interview invitations from employers that match your values and skills 
Local & Regional Jobs 
Virtual Volunteering 
  • KU Center for Community Outreach – virtual opportunities are available, projects include mentoring, online research, proofreading and writing, translation, video projects, and more
  • Catchafire – a platform to help nonprofits with projects in social media, design, event management, coaching, data analysis, online research, and more   
  • UN Volunteers – online community service projects include art and design, translation, writing and editing, teaching, outreach, and more 
  • American Red Cross – virtual volunteer positions, including administrative support, fundraising and planning 
  • Translators Without Borders –  help provide translation services for humanitarian non-profits 
  • Be My Eyes – app to provide visual assistance to people who are blind or have low vision through a live video call 
  • Bookshare – help people with print disabilities read, from scanning and proofreading, to describing images, to providing support for families 
  • Crisis Text Line  answer texts from people in crisis to provide support by asking questions and active listening 
  • The Trevor Project – answer chat messages or texts online to provide life-saving support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth  
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers – transcribe historical documents, identify images, translate Encyclopedia of Life, and more  
  • National Archives – tag, transcribe, edit articles, upload and share photos, and more online 
  • CourseWorld –  online education platform for the liberal arts; volunteer projects include social media, adding, tagging and categorizing videos, writing, and more 
  • DOROT  opportunities to make a difference for older adults by making calls, sending cards, and connecting over Zoom 
  • Project Sunshine – remote volunteering opportunities with pediatric patients include teleplay, social media, or fundraising 
  • UPchieve – a free, online platform that connects low-income high school students in the U.S. with volunteer coaches 
LinkedIn Learning Courses 
Professional Articles & Blogs 

University Career Center
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Over 1,800 employers post jobs and internships on HireJayhawks.com each year.
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