RESOURCES FOR FINDING SUMMER JOBS RESOURCES AT REED The Career Services website is full of helpful information, including sample resumes and cover letters, tips on interviewing, and several databases to assist in your job search: NIC InternTrak, web.reed.edu/career (See student page, under “gaining experience”) Reed is a part of a consortium of liberal arts schools that post to this listing. You can access over 10,000 internships that are searchable by field and location. Career Services Job Postings, web.reed.edu/career (See student page, under “gaining experience”) Career Services maintains a searchable listing of job openings that are geared towards Reed Students. This site also has lots of great job searching resources. Alumni Network web.reed.edu/career (See student page) Access alumni volunteers through the Alumni Network on the Career Services web site. Set up an appointment with a career counselor in Career Services to generate an additional list of Reed alumni that work in your desired field; a great resource for finding out more about the field and networking. On-Campus Jobs web.reed.edu/student_employment/ View an updated list of on campus job opportunities. Don’t see anything that fits your needs? Check with on-campus offices and departments to express interest and learn if they plan to hire for the summer. Camp Jobs Binder If you are interested in working at a camp this summer, Career Services keeps a binder filled with camps throughout the country that are seeking employees for a variety of positions. Multiple Books with Summer Jobs Come check out the Career Services library. We have many books that focus on areas such as environmental positions, adventure jobs, and international work. Job Posting Print Publications The Job Seeker and SW Research Institute chronicle current jobs in the environment. Art Search highlights openings in the arts. We also subscribe to Current Jobs for Graduates in the following sub- categories: international, writing/communication/journalism, and liberal arts. These publications are kept in the Career Services office, and can be photocopied. GENERAL JOB SEARCH LINKS Oregon Live, www.oregonlive.com Provides an on-line version of the classified job listings pulled from a variety of local papers including the Oregonian. Connect2Jobs, www.connect2jobs.org Another helpful job listing site with over 30,000 listings for jobs in Oregon and Washington. Cool Works, www.coolworks.com A national listing of jobs at national parks, resorts, camps, ranches, and amusement parks. Job-Hunt.org, www.job-hunt.org This site has a comprehensive listing of job search resources by state. Career builders, www.careerbuilders.com More job postings. Craigslist, http://portland.craigslist.org/ (Other cities available as well). A great network of job postings, apartment rentals, and other useful information. NON-PROFIT JOBS Idealist.org, www.idealist.org Great site for finding national/international work, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Eco-Employ, http://www.ejobs.org/states/ornon.html Environmental and academic job site organized by state. AEE Jobs Clearinghouse, www.aee.org Nationwide guide to jobs incorporating experiential and outdoor education, or service work. Backdoor Jobs, www.backdoorjobs.com Focuses on adventure, outdoor, and seasonal positions. Opportunity Knocks, www.opportunitynocs.org Most developed in the Bay area, with over 300 listings of non-profit job openings. AWARDS, INTERNSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS McGill-Lawrence and REAF Internship Awards (Deadline: 2/27/2006) Administered through Career Services/SEEDS, this summer internship award provides funding for students to contribute to the community; details on the Career Services web site. Ducey and Fautz-Ducey (Deadline:3/6/2006) Internship awards offered through the Political Science Department at Reed. Provide funding for summer internships in public policy. Contact Lois Hobbs (x7771) for more details. Everett Internship Program, www.everettinternships.org Organizes public service internships. They provide a stipend to intern with selected non-profit organizations mostly located in New York and Washington D.C. GOVERNMENT LISTINGS See your local state, county, and city websites for information on government employment. Usually take these forms: www.state.[state abbr.].us www.co.[county name].[state abbr.].us www.ci.[city name].[state abbr.].us Also try: Oregon State Employment Division, www.oregonjobs.com (see blue section of white pages in phone book) - Downtown Portland Office, 6th & Clay, 503/731-4139 x2 - Gresham 19421 SE Stark, 503/669-7112 Multnomah County Employment, www.co.multnomah.or.us/jobs - 1120 SW 5th Room 1430, Job hotline 503/988-5035 For all U.S. government jobs including Forestry Service, Military, and EPA, go to www.usajobs.opm.gov TEMPORARY AGENCIES If you are not interested in seasonal employment that involves customer services, childcare or working in the outdoors, then perhaps temporary work is right for you. Registering with multiple temp agencies will increase your chances of being called for a job. Temporary jobs, usually either light industrial or office work, can last from a few days to a few weeks or months, making them perfect for students who need work now, but must return to school in the fall. Start with the following agencies, and also check your local yellow pages. Many agencies now allow you to register/upload your resume on line, and also offer typing and computer software tests for free. - First Page Personnel, 1201 SW 12th, 503/223-4567 - Office Team, 222 SW Columbia, Ste 800, 503/223-2606 or visit www.officeteam.com to register online/download resume. - Northwest Staffing Resources, 333 SW 5th Ste 100, 503/242-0611 PORTLAND-AREA EMPLOYERS THAT MAY HIRE SEASONAL WORKERS Hotels often hire receptionists, front desk clerks, housekeepers, catering etc. Check hotel listings in yellow pages, and try: Marriott Hotel, 1401 Naito Parkway, HR: 503/499-6334. Call late April or after. Housekeeping/Restaurant Work. Also look at marriott.com/careers Hilton Hotel, 921 SW 6th, 503/226-1611. Job hotline: 503/220-2560. Hospitals may also hire various types of workers for the summer. Check the yellow pages for a compete listing. Many hospitals list job openings on line. Try www.legacyhealth.org www.providence.org and www.kaiserpermanente.org to start. OHSU Personnel Office, 2525 SW 3rd, Suite 110; Job Recording 503/494-6478; Student Employment 503/494-8063; visit www.ohsu.edu/hr or www.ohsu.edu/hr/student.htm and do a search by "employment"; you can also download an application here. Parks & Recreation is a very busy industry during summer months! Try checking out these websites on a regular basis: Metro Washington Park Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221 Seasonal Jobs hotline: 503/226-1561 x581, www.oregonzoo.org Portland Parks and Recreation Department, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1302 Portland, OR 97204, www.parks.ci.portland.or.us Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, 21905 64th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, 425/775-9702, www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/employment.htm Camps & Children's Programs Check the "Camp Jobs" binder in career services; also visit http://www.petersons.com/summerop/ Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214, Job hotline 503/797-4665 Church groups, youth organizations (YMCA, Camp Fire, etc.) and other agencies often need summer workers Set-up a one-on-one appointment with Career Services for more personalized help. Call x7550 to schedule.