Welcome Sanford Employers! 

The Sanford School of Public Policy prepares students for careers that address today’s complex issues. Career Services team bridges the gap between their academic experience and the world of work through experiences that require them to use strong analytical skills to solve problems.  Employers are needed to successfully put this knowledge at the service of society. 

How to Hire Sanford Students


Post an internship or job on Handshake

Select “Duke University” for your postings.

The best time to post summer internships is January-March.


Send us the Handshake Link

Once you have posted the position, send the hyperlink to Carmella La Bianca for promotion.


Attend recruiting events

Contact Carmella La Bianca for a list of upcoming in-person and virtual recruiting events.

Questions? Contact us!


Carmella La Bianca

Director of Employer Relations

Carmella is Sanford's accomplished Director of Employer Relations in Career Services, who is an expert in forging and nurturing partnerships with public policy employers. With a keen focus on relationship building, she excels at developing and maintaining strong connections within the industry. Carmella is also responsible for organizing engaging recruiting events that facilitate meaningful interactions between students and employers. Her dedication and commitment ensures that students have access to a diverse range of opportunities. As the driving force behind employer relations, Carmella plays a pivotal role in empowering students and fostering a thriving professional community.