Student Employment and Internships

This page provides information about job and internship opportunities offered through various SKC departments and programs. For the list of local, Tribal, government, and external internship and job opportunities, please visit the Career Preparation and Job Search Resources page.

Equip yourself with POWER SKILLS through on-campus jobs and internships!

Power Skills are skills that college graduates should obtain in order to be successful in the workforce. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified the following eight competencies associated with career readiness:

SKC uses Handshake, an online career services management platform, to coordinate on-campus employment and advertise jobs from tribal, local, state, and federal government agencies, corporations, and private entities. All students are strongly encouraged to activate their accounts on Handshake and explore the hundreds of jobs and internships available locally and across the nation. Virtual career fairs and employment-related workshops are frequently offered through Handshake as well. Activate your account or log in with your SKC student email address now to start exploring!

How to easily find SKC on-campus employment and internship opportunities on Handshake

To make finding all student employment and internship opportunities on Handshake easy, follow these steps:

  • Log in to Handshake
  • Click “Employers” on the top navigation bar.
  • Enter “Salish Kootenai College: Student Employment and Internships” in the search box.
  • Click “Follow”.
  • Go to the Jobs - Employer section. Salish Kootenai College: Student Employment and Internships will now show up on top of the page. 
  • Click on the link to see the list of all available SKC student jobs and internships. 
  • Your jobs feed will now show SKC student opportunities at the top of the list and you will receive notifications via email every time a new position is posted.

Federal Work-study Program

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is to expand part-time employment opportunities for students with great unmet financial need. FWS jobs complement and reinforce each recipient’s educational program or career goals to the maximum extent possible. All current openings are posted on Handshake. Please note that your Federal Work-Study Program application must be approved before your job application(s) can be considered. TIP FOR SUCCESS: Read and follow the application instructions carefully.

A Guide to Applying for SKC FWS Positions

Request a Federal Work-Study Application

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Project Success Paid Internship Program

Internships are an excellent way to network with potential future employers, gain hands-on professional experience, build your resume and confidence, and develop the skills and knowledge required in today's workplace. Thanks to generous funding from Ascendium, Project Success Paid Internship Program offers a limited number of paid internships each year to eligible students in all majors. Please check Handshake often for current openings and contact Career Services to discuss designing an internship that specifically matches your interests and career goals. 

Request a Project Success Paid Internship Program Application

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Native Fellows Program

The SKC Native Fellows Program is seeking to increase the number of Native American students who are engaged in community-based geosciences research, field experiences, and careers. The project is seeking student applications that include well-planned work experience proposals that allow applicants to gain hands-on knowledge in a geoscience field.

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SKC Boys and Girls Club Internship Program

The BGC internships allow students to utilize their education and experience to teach the local youth while simultaneously providing the interns with financial support and real-life teaching and mentoring experience that will translate into continued education, future jobs, and caring, productive citizens.

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SKC Community Health & Development Internships

SKC Community Health & Development provides services to promote health and wellness for tribal communities. Interns engage in planning and assisting with activities while gaining hands-on experience in health promotion and prevention (nutrition, wellness, diabetes), food sovereignty (traditional foods, language, and history), physical activities (Native games), and substance misuse. All currently available positions are posted on Handshake.

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Become a Tutor!

Tutoring is a great way to hone your academic skills, network, and earn while you learn. If you have strong skills in any academic area and are looking for flexible part-time employment, please consider applying for a tutoring position at one of the following tutoring centers:
  • Math/Science Lab
  • Writing Center
  • Department of Academic Success

Individual academic departments frequently hire tutors as well. All available positions are posted on Handshake.

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TRIO Academic Tutors

TRIO SSS Student Academic Tutor supports the program's goals of improving student retention, academic standing, and graduation rates. The Academic Student Tutor is one of the essential sources of academic, personal, and career guidance for Student Support Services participants. This position is less than part-time scheduled each quarter of each academic year.

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SKC TREES Internships in Natural Resources

Are you interested in a career in natural resources? The Salish Kootenai College Center for Tribal Research and Education in Ecosystem Sciences—SKC TREES—has opportunities for tribal and non-enrolled students of Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). TREES places college students in science-based internships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and other qualified partners. Positions available for Fire and Forestry with BIA Pathways. $5,000/year tuition support, summer job, non-competitive, post-graduation career placement.


Noyce STEM Education Summer Internship

Freshmen and sophomores interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) are invited to apply for this summer internship. Interns help develop and provide hands-on learning activities for K12 students in a variety of informal educational contexts in both indoor and outdoor settings. They work with kids to build and launch rockets, go on hikes and explore the ecology, engineer wind turbines, and build positive relationships with students. Contact Wren Walker-Robbins at (406) 275-4780 for more information.


SKC has partnered with Parker Dewey to offer our students the opportunity to pursue short-term, professional, paid work experiences through micro-internships. Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks.

  • The internships can be completed remotely!
  • These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.
  • Students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

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Part-time Jobs at SKC

SKC frequently offers part-time jobs to current students. The positions range from Business Office Receptionist to Maintenance Tech and Security. All currently open positions and application instructions are posted on the Employment Opportunities at SKC web page.

All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation (ANAMP)

The Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: All Nations AMP (ANAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation focused on increasing the number of Native American students successfully completing degrees in STEM fields. ANAMP provides financial stipends, conference travel assistance, and research opportunities to eligible AMP Scholars. Benefits are limited to students enrolled in qualified STEM degree programs at our partner institutions. Please visit the ANAMP website for more information.

External Jobs and Internships

This article from WikiJob, What Is an Internship? Meaning, Definitions & How to Get One, is a great place to start if you would like to learn more about internships. For the list of local, Tribal, government, and external internship and job search sites, please visit the Career Preparation and Job Search Resources page.

Supplement your Income With Scholarships

SKC is very proud to offer our students a number of institutional and non-institutional scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can be based on financial need, merit, or other criteria. The scholarships are to honor and promote academic excellence among present and potential students. Please visit the SKC Scholarships page for more information.