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20 Opportunities College Freshmen and Sophomores Can Apply for Now

Samantha Koury and Lily Herman, WayUp Staff
Published on January 1, 2017

Think that just because you’re an underclassman and have no prior experience other than that babysitting gig, you can’t get a job? Well, you’ve got another thing coming: We’ve rounded up a long list of amazing companies in all different industries that are hiring talented college freshmen and sophomores right now.

From tech and education to communications and consulting, we guarantee you’ll find something amazing to apply to now.


Software Engineering Intern, TripAdvisor

Know your way around a good ol’ data structure or algorithm and have mastered programs like JavaScript, Less, and SQL? You could be a perfect fit for TripAdvisor’s Software Engineering Intern position during Summer 2017. Apply now.

Digital Technology and E-Commerce Intern, JCPenney

Want to incorporate code analysis, build testing best practices, expand an automated build, and create and deploy meaningful tech infrastructure for an iconic brand? JCPenney’s Digital Technology and E-Commerce Intern will get to learn everything there is to know about engineer products for a huge brand and learn the data analytics and testing behind it. Apply now.

E-Commerce Intern, HoneyColony

HoneyColony is a revolutionary online magazine and e-commerce website that allows viewers to review and find healthy products. As an E-Commerce Intern, you’ll work on many tasks including inventory management, assisting customers, and promoting marketing/advertising campaigns.

Since this is a startup, you’ll have flexible hours, $200/month, and be part of team rather than just another number. Apply now.


Brand Ambassador, Almafind

Want to make $15 per one-on-one helping an edutech startup work with college students to provide an in-depth look at their experiences? Now’s your chance with Almafind. Apply now.

Campus Rep, Textbook Valet

Using your sales and marketing savvy, you’ll be persuading fellow students to sell their books while creating buzz around campus. And here’s something incredible: You can earn up to $1,200 in a single final week working as a Campus Rep for Textbook Valet! Apply now.

Brand Ambassador, QuestionWell

Passionate about education and technology? Want to share that excitement with other students? QuestionWell’s Brand Ambassador program allows you to share its technology on your campus, allowing you to earn $5 per new signup you get. Apply now.

Campus Ambassador, Elevate Education

Have an eye for finding the next generation of seminar presenters and motivational speakers? If so, Elevate Education is looking for you to help identify incredible talent; in fact, they trust your keen eye so much that you’ll get $400 for every successful applicant you refer. Apply now.

Communications and Creative Fields

Production Specialist, HEX

Have a knack for design, social media, and digital skills? HEX will pay you $250 per month to help photo shoot post-production and coordinate wording, retouching, and uploads. It’s quite a gig. Apply now.

Social Media Manager, CRAZE Management

Do you love social media? Craze Management wants a motivated, tech-savvy manager to run several social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and create engaging content. This isn’t your typical marketing agency; CM allows employees to dip their feet in several industries and work towards long-term relationships with all clients. Apply now.

Photography Intern, LookBooker

Want to build a serious portfolio and get to see what it’s like to be in the in-house photographer for a growing brand? LookBooker is looking for a student to photograph salons, barber shops, and spas, book appointments for photo shoots, and edit photos. Apply now.

Social Media Copywriter, Dinngo

If you want a paid remote position working for a mobile payment app, Dinngo is looking for a copywriter to join the team. You’ll draft up blog posts and create social media posts. It’s a big perk if you speak Mandarin Chinese! Apply now.

Theater and Film Production Intern, Beverly Bonner

Getting serious production creds as a college student is a pretty big deal, and this opportunity from Beverly Bonner doesn’t disappoint: As an intern, you’ll work on set design, lighting, editing, production, ticket sales, marketing and so much more. Apply now.

Consulting, Leadership, and Management

Pioneer Internship, Deloitte

As a Pioneer intern at Deloitte, a company dedicated to its diverse talent, you’ll have six weeks to grow your background in the professional services industry. You will have the opportunity to work on projects that test your leadership and technical skills with coaches and mentors to expand your networks.

As a freshman or sophomore with little to no experience, what’s better than getting a paid internship? Apply now, because interviews are coming up soon!

Leadership Management Intern, College Works Painting

Want the opportunity to run your own business and make serious cash? Become part of the College Works Painting Leadership Management program to learn the ins and outs of quality control, customer service, supplier relations, and payroll and accounting functions.

You’re guaranteed to make at least $4,000, but top interns can make as much as $20,000. Sounds like an amazing opportunity, right? Apply now.


Supply Chain Intern, Under Armour

Think you’ve got what it takes to intern for one of the largest athletic apparel brands in the world?

Under Armour is looking for supply chain superstars to help with every part of the process, from distribution operations and logistics to strategic sourcing and sales planning. Apply now.

Brand Ambassador, Online Sportsmanship

Get the chance to set your own hours while registering peers to watch live sports and become an integral part of an online sports community. You’ll snag a commission for every person who signs up. Apply now.

Brand Ambassador, Mizuno

Mizuno is looking for enthusiastic Brand Ambassadors to merchandise its athletic apparel and products; it’s a great opportunity where you’ll meet with retailers and consumers alike. Apply now.

Mover, Bellhops

Want to make your own hours? Consider yourself physically fit? Become a Mover with Bellhops and get ready to make anywhere from $15-25 per hour helping people move. Apply here.

Brand Ambassador, 4moms

If you have eye for design and enjoy sparking up conversation with others, this could be the right job for you. 4moms designs and creates innovative and stylish baby products. They are looking for a brand ambassador to help educate store associates and promote the message throughout retail stores. You’ll get paid to travel to stores and gain real-world sales experience.

Sound like something you’re into? Apply now.

Brand Ambassador, Chexology

Earn $17 per hour helping Chexology with exclusive events in New York City. Not only will you get great exposure to branding and marketing, but you’ll also work with Chexology’s partners, including American Express, Uber, Facebook, and more. Apply now.

Want to check out millions of other opportunities to give you a jump-start early on in college? Find your perfect fit on WayUp.  

Samantha Koury and Lily Herman, WayUp Staff Guest Contributor

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