As an employer, you can make a difference by hosting a WPU intern, and, who knows, maybe land your next employee.
We periodically host career fairs, which is not only a great resource for our students, but for you as an employer.
Get Set Up
Find out how to take part in a WPU career fair, how to post a job with WPU, and how to set up an internship program so that you can find the next great leader at your company.
- Career FairsCareer fairs are a great resource for both job seekers and potential employers. Career Services hosts three (3) career fairs each academic year.
- Eastern NC Career Consortium Career Fair (held each year in February)
- ENCCA-Nonprofit Career Fair (held each year in March)
To learn more and to register for a career fair, simply contact Career Services.
- Post a JobCareer Services makes posting a job easy by offering two simple options.
Full-Time and Internship Positions
- Register your company with our job posting website. When we approve your registration, return to the job posting site and enter your job or internship description. We will review and approve it within one (1) business day. Full-time positions are posted for 30 days. Internships are posted for one (1) academic year
- Please send the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will distribute it to students seeking part-time employment
- Internship ProgramCareer 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.
Internship Site Requirements
- 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
- Register your company on our job posting site
- When you receive our approval, please post the internship job description and Career Services staff will review it. We will approve it or contact you to further discuss the position. We approve internships that are project focused and are equivalent to entry-level professional work.
- Once approved, the internship will be posted on our job posting system for one (1) academic year, which ends in June. You may edit, re-post or delete it at any time. Career Services will contact you annually to encourage you to re-post for the next academic year
- Students will apply directly to you by resume and cover letter
- You should interview interested candidates and select the intern(s) that best suit your needs
- A company/organization representative will be sent and asked to sign an WPU Academic Internship Agreement provided by Career Services.
- Intern must work 120 hours within the semester
- Supervisor must sign and approve the WPU Internship Learning Agreement, completed by the student intern
- Supervisor must complete an evaluation at the end of the internship – it will be sent to you electronically by career services
- 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 work of the intern as a volunteer if the intern desires to continue. This is a requirement of the Department of Labor
- 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 compliment the students’ 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