Virtual and Remote Opportunities

The FAU Career Center is here to help you locate virtual and remote work opportunities that are right for you. For more information on navigating a virtual job or internship search, please find the tips located here (link this section- Navigating Interviewing and Working Remotely Jobs/Internships) or schedule an appointment through Handshake

Virtual Internship: A virtual internship is just like a regular internship experience, except the intern gains his or her job experience while working remotely, rather than being physically present within a “typical” office environment or a job location.

Micro-Internship: Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. They usually consist of 5 to 40 hours of work, and can occur any time of year. They are highly-specific, project-based positions, often in arenas like lead generation, content creation, or data entry. Students receive a fixed fee, and are given between one week and one month to complete their project.

Virtual Work: “Virtual work” implies individuals work from home offices using modern technology to get things done. Both traditional, office-based companies, and virtual companies—hire individuals to work 100 percent of the time from home using the Internet. Employers tend to use this term frequently when looking for home-based workers.

A virtual job is a 100 percent telecommuting job. These jobs are often seen with titles such as virtual teacher, virtual administrative assistant, or virtual salesperson.

Remote Work: “Remote” jobs are done in remote locations away from the office. Depending on the position, a remote job could be done from a home office or could be done on the road or other location. This term is used quite often by employers and it can mean something different to each one. Make sure to read job descriptions very carefully when you come across this term to understand exactly what the hiring manager is looking for.

Remote jobs are telecommuting jobs but the employer will typically specify where the work will take place and whether or not any time is required in the office.

Visit this link for the full database of virtual internships and jobs.

Handshake
FAU’s centralized online job search portal. Handshake is available to all currently enrolled, FAU students and registered alum. If you're interested in looking for remote/work from home opportunities, use keywords and phrases such as "remote", "work from home", "wfh", "virtual", etc.

Please note that employers can indicate on their job postings if they allow remote workers, however, the keyword search is based on job titles and descriptions, so the job will only appear if the employer has included one of those keywords.

FlexJobs
One of the largest and most popular platforms to find remote work including freelance, work from home and remote opportunities. There is a fee to use this service.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is an American business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps. It is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.

For current job listings check out, #NowHiring Here's who's hiring right now.

If you're interested in looking for remote/work from home opportunities, use keywords and phrases such as "remote", "work from home", "wfh", "virtual", etc.

Indeed
Indeed is an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings.When conducting a job search - click on ‘Advanced Job Search’ on the upper right-hand side. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to ‘Age - Jobs Published’ and select the range of time (ex: within 7 days)

Way Up
WayUp is a US-based job site and mobile app for college students and recent graduates. Job candidates using the service complete an online profile that matches them with employers based on the candidate's interests, experience, and skills

Virtual Student Federal Service Opportunities:(Applications come out in July for Fall 2020 internships) Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life.

Through VSFS, students can also choose projects from a wide variety of agencies – more than 40 federal agencies. Through VSFS, federal employees connect with students from diverse backgrounds and skills, as well as with their colleagues across government.

Disclaimer: The Career Center created the following list of links to help you quickly locate web sites dedicated to career development, but is not responsible for the content of the sites nor do we guarantee the continued existence of the links. You should also be aware that there are web-based sites providing "free" employment services that will then sell your resume content in the marketplace, or provide links to services which may have obvious and/or hidden charges. Read all information carefully, and be cautious of providing highly personal information such as Social Security Numbers.
 Last Modified 7/7/21