Handshake is the University's online advertisement system for student part-time hourly jobs, internships, and full-time employment. All job qualifications must be in accordance with the University of Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement.  Off-campus employers must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Aid before they can post Federal Work-Study jobs.

Handshake postings must be for a campus job or local business. Private in-home job postings will no longer be accepted on Handshake. Employers with home-based opportunities (i.e., babysitting, yard work, housekeeping) should consider posting their positions on websites designed for this type of work (see Private In-Home Job Posting section below).

View the PDF icon Employer Tips For Handshake for detailed information on how to post a job. Handshake is updated daily, Monday through Friday, with new jobs being posted within two business days. Jobs are posted for 180 days.  When a job is filled, the employer will need to deactivate the job on Handshake.

Postings on Handshake require the following:

  • part-time status with the number of hours per week listed as a numerical value
    • academic year:  no more than 20 hours per week
    • Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break, summer session:  no more than 40 hours per week
  • an hourly rate
  • job location and employer's geographic location are within 30 miles of Iowa City

Private In-Home Job Posting/Search Options

The following websites are available for employer and student use in posting/searching for childcare, lawn care, housekeeping, and other miscellaneous jobs for private in-home settings. The University of Iowa has not reviewed nor endorsed the postings on these websites.