Published: Oct. 3, 2023

Students at the mobile food pantry

Activism demonstrates a commitment to pursuing your values through action, like supporting a cause through fundraising, volunteering, protesting or sharing information with others. These experiences, while often not paid, can still help during your job or internship search. In fact, employers often want candidates with activism experience. 

Most employers hire based on skills, and activism experience generates skills crucial to any industry. Knowing how to highlight those valuable skills on your resume and during interviews can help position you for success. Here are ways to apply your experiences during the job and internship search process.