The Catholic University of America


Thank you for your interest in hiring The Catholic University of America students and alumni.  

CUA's Office of Career Services offers two forums for posting positions which are accessible by all students.  However, the type of position dictates where the position should be posted.  There is no cost to posting any positions with our university.  


  • Internships, Volunteer, and Full-Time Career Opportunities

    Positions which require the pursuit or attainment of at least an undergraduate degree may be posted in Handshake, our online job board.  All postings are reviewed within two business days (excluding weekends and CUA holidays).

    First time Handshake users:
    Please review Handshake's 'Employer: Getting Started' or watch the short video.  For additional assistance, employers may access Handshake's Support Portal

  • Local, Part-Time, and Temporary Opportunities

    Positions which do not require the pursuit or attainment of at least an undergraduate degree are posted on our office's designated webpage.  These positions tend to be opportunities which are based in home offices/private residences, personal service positions(tutor, dog walker, etc), and/or non-management retail or restaurant positions.  

    Please submit position information to 
  • Internship Posting Information

    Any internship posted with our office must follow all United States Depatment of Labor FLSA Guidelines.  Posting an internship in Handshake serves as verification that you have read and will abide by these guidelines.

    Unpaid For-credit Internship Opportunities:
    Opportunities that are offered for academic credit can only be posted until the last students can drop or add a class for that semester.

                                             Last Day To Post
    Term                                For-Credit Internship

    Fall 2017                          September 8, 2017
    Spring 2018                      January 19, 2018

    While there is no limit to the number of internships that an organization can post, the Office of Career Services limits the term of internship postings.  No postings can remain active beyond a single recruiting season (Spring, Summer, Fall).  The major advantage for the applications will help keep the opportunity in the front of the search results as well as clearly indicating for potential applicants the season for which they are applying.
  • • Policies

    Career Services reserves the final right to determine which postings are appropriate for inclusion in its database of listings. We do not accept postings from the following:

    1.  Third party recruiters or staffing agencies, unless the position is within the company's office or has been disclosed to The Employers Relation Team. 
    2.  Employers offering full-time positions listed with a rate of pay lower than minimum wage (internships may be non-paid or compensated with a stipend).
    3.  Employers offering internships that do not provide a learning environment supported by supervision for their interns.
    4. As a private and Catholic institution, The Catholic University of America reserves the right to post opportunities at its discretion.
    Employer accounts must be linked to a professional e-mail address, preferably one that directly reflects the name of the organization (such as Use of a personal e-mail system (such as yahoo and g-mail) for an organization must be approved in advance with the Office of Career Services or the opportunity may not be posted.

    Additional Policies
    1.  All employers are expected to abide by the non-discrimination policy of The Catholic University of America.
    2.  CUA's Privacy Policy is available here.

HANDSHAKE for employers
-submit a posting or register for an event

GUIDELINES for recruiting 
-discover best practices with our campus

GUIDE to hiring international students
-learn about the simplicity of hiring international students

INTERVIEW on campus
-participate in OCI


Internship Challenge

The Employer Relations Team | 202.319.5521