Hire Your Next Intern/Employee

WPU is happy to support you in your search for an exceptional intern or new employee. WPU has traditional undergraduate students, School of Professional Studies students, and alumni in our pool, making our office uniquely suited to connect you with top Triangle talent.

Due to our small agile community, we can offer employers an extremely high level of customer service, connect students who would be a great fit for your opportunities, and the ability to test innovative recruitment ideas.

Employers: Post a Job

1. Create an Account

If it is your first time on Handshake, create an account at Join Handshake-Employers. Enter your email in the “Employers & Career Centers” section to begin, and then follow the outlined steps to create an account.

2. Post a Job

Once your account is created, log in and click on “Post a Job.” Click “Submit.” Be sure to favorite William Peace University so that our students can easily see your postings.

3. Our Review

Career Services staff will review it. We will approve it or contact you to discuss the position further. We approve internships that are project-focused and are equivalent to entry-level professional work.

4. Receive applications.

Students will apply directly to you via a resume and cover letter.

5. Interview and Hire

You should interview interested candidates and select the intern(s) that best suit your needs.

Internship Requirements

Company Requirements

Career Services helps students find impactful internships. We work closely with you, the employer, to help you create an internship position that is mutually beneficial to your organization and helps student interns develop skills in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment.

  • Company must be in existence for at least three (3) years
  • There should be at least three full-time employees
  • The company/organization is housed in a professional setting – office or appropriate setting. Student interns cannot wor remotely, at a virtual site, in a home or residential setting
  • Interns must be supervised by someone with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
Hours and Paperwork
  • A company/organization representative will be sent and asked to sign a WPU Academic Internship Agreement provided by Career Services.
  • Intern must work 120 hours within the semester.
  • The supervisor must sign and approve the WPU Internship Learning Agreement, completed by the student intern.
  • The supervisor must complete an evaluation at the end of the internship. Career services will send it to you electronically.
  • Internships may be paid or unpaid. If you are a for-profit company, the student must complete the internship in the 120 hours required if he/she is unpaid. Any hours beyond 120 need to be paid. Not-for-profit organizations may continue the intern’s work as a volunteer if the intern desires to continue. This is a requirement of the Department of Labor.
Intern Feedback
  • Please read the National Association of Colleges and Employers Statement on U.S. Internships.
  • All internships will be reviewed by Career Services Staff to ensure goals and objectives of the position complement the student’s learning and professional goals.
  • Once your intern begins work, it’s important to continuously provide mentoring and feedback to the student and to WPU. Introduce your intern to various departments within your organization and allow the student to attend meetings, networking opportunities, professional organization meetings, and top-level management. It’s important for an intern to learn duties and tasks associated with an entry-level position and experiences in addition to exposure to the entire organization.
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Questions?

Questions? Scroll to the bottom of this page for FAQs or take a look at the troubleshooting guide. Or contact the office of Academic or Career Advising at advising@peace.edu.

[Our intern] was energetic and enthusiastic. She was always where she needed to be when assigned work. She had great people skills, and learned every task we added to her plate. Overall, we had a great experience with her, and we look forward to working with her in the future.

WRAL-TV – Capitol Broadcasting Company
 
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Career Fairs

Career fairs are a great resource for both job seekers and potential employers.

To learn more and to register for a career fair, simply contact the Office of Academic and Career Advising for information.

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We have enjoyed working with interns from WPU over the last several years. We appreciate the formal program that helps interns focus on their school-based requirements as well as our requirements. We even recently hired a WPU intern for a full-time role!
Special Olympics of NC
Special Olympics<br />
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Internships may be paid or unpaid. If you are a for-profit company, the student must complete the internship in the 120 hours required if he/she is unpaid. Hours beyond 120 need to be paid. Not-for-profit organizations may continue the intern’s volunteer work if the intern desires to continue. This is a requirement of the Department of Labor.

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Interns must work 120 hours within the semester. This is approximately 10 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters. Sites will work with interns to determine scheduling.

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Refer to the “Employers: Post a Job or Internship” section for steps. If you have a job or internship you would like us to highlight on our internal website, send a job description to advising@peace.edu.

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