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Posting Jobs and Internships

How to Use Handshake

Handshake is UW Oshkosh’s online career platform that allows our student/alumni users and employer users a comprehensive tool for connection. There are many uses for Handshake and we encourage you to explore them all.

How to Create a User Account / Company Profile

Posting Positions

Posting Off-Campus Job Opportunities

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to post a position in Handshake.


Posting On-Campus/STEP Jobs

Once your STEP position is approved, you must create a new job/posting in Handshake to advertise your position for a minimum of two weeks.

When creating a new job/posting campus employers MUST specify in the title whether the position is work study, STEP or student assistant.

Please list they type of position first and then the title.


  • STEP – Graphic Design Intern
  • Work Study – Multi-media Assistant
  • Student Assistant – Library Assistant

If you are considering more than one please also put that in the title:

  • Work Study/Student Assistant – Game Day Operations Intern

Please enter your titles in a consistent format to those listed above. This helps us properly tag your positions in our system so students can search based on the position type.

Internships with UW Oshkosh

Employer Guide to Internships


NACE Internship Resources | Message to the Membership

On January 5, 2018, the DOL issued a statement essentially ending the reign of the six-part test and replacing it with the primary beneficiary test to determine if an individual can be classified as an unpaid intern.

The primary beneficiary test does not include a rigid set of requirements, but a non-exhaustive list of factors to determine who is the primary beneficiary of the internship. The factors include:

  • the extent to which the intern and the employer clearly understand that there is no expectation of compensation;
  • the extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment, including the clinical and other hands-on training provided by an educational institution;
  • the extent to which the internship is tied to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit;
  • the extent to which the internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar;
  • the extent to which the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning;
  • the extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern; and
  • the extent to which the intern and the employer understand that the internship is conducted without entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.

In this regard, the DOL’s fact sheet on unpaid interns now states that “this test allows courts to examine the ‘economic reality’ of the intern-employer relationship to determine which party is the ‘primary beneficiary’ of the relationship.” The fact sheet proceeds to list the factors set forth above and indicates that “the ‘primary beneficiary test’ [is] a flexible test, and no single factor is determinative. Accordingly, whether an intern or student is an employee under the [Fair Labor Standards Act] necessarily depends on the unique circumstances of each case.”

The DOL fact sheet further states that the “FLSA exempts certain people who volunteer to perform services for a state or local government agency or who volunteer for humanitarian purposes for non-profit food banks. [The DOL] also recognizes an exception for individuals who volunteer their time, freely and without anticipation of compensation, for religious, charitable, civic, or humanitarian purposes to nonprofit organizations. Unpaid internships for public sector and nonprofit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible.”


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Student Success Center, Suite 125
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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