Best Practices for Internship Postings - Know the Law
The Career Development Center at Saint Mary’s College of California is aware that state and federal law or regulation may inform whether an internship can be paid or unpaid.
Please click on the link below for important information on the legality of unpaid internships.
It is the role of the employer to evaluate for itself the internships that it offers for compliance with these laws. The Career Development Center is not in a position to assess or verify this criteria and each employer is urged to carefully consider the opportunities that it is offering to ensure its compliance with such laws and regulations.
You Must Pay Your Interns: In keeping with labor law, we will not accept unpaid internships, except for non-profit organizations. All internships with for-profits must pay at least the minimum hourly wage. You are likely to get a better response if you state the actual hourly rate or wage-range in your posting.
Indicate how Flexible the Work Schedule Can Be: Students need to make sure they can work around their class schedule be Specific On Days/Hours
Categorize Jobs Appropriately: e.g. Sales, Marketing, Business Operations, Financial Services, HR, Public Relations, Computer Information Technology, Sciences, Consulting, Legal, Health Care, etc.
Provide thorough Internship/Job Descriptions & Qualifications: Including detailed descriptions and specific qualifications can help guarantee quality candidate responses.
Job Descriptions vs. Job Advertisement: Beyond the description, really sell the opportunity – e.g. professional development, special project work, mentoring, networking opportunities, attendance at staff meetings, industry exposure, flexible hours, etc.
Internships are opportunities for students that provide them with career-related training. These positions should expose students to professional development and mentorship opportunities. Internships may include some degree of general office assistance, but the Career Development Center (CDC) requires that internships give students a greater understanding of the organization and the industry through direct participation in its mission.
To post an internship with Saint Mary’s College of California please do the following
For Returning Employers:
- Go to: GaeLink
- Login to GaeLink using your username and password.
- You can post jobs by clicking on the [Job Postings] tab and then selecting the [Add New] button.
For Those New to GaeLink:
- Go to: GaeLink
- Click on “Register and Post a Local Job” to set up a new account and post a position.
- Please enter your email address as your username.
- Fill in your contact information.
- Fill in the job form.
- Click Done!
Note: After you have registered, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. Once you click on the link and confirm your email address, you will be sent another email giving you instructions on how to set your password.
If you forget your password, please use the forgot password feature. You may need to use a different internet browser to log in if you keep getting an error message.
Saint Mary's College of California Career Center, as a service to Saint Mary's students, reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any job and internship postings or listings that are on its website. Removal may be for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to a response to student complaints or negative feedback about an organization or the quality of the positions posted, or where an organization's recruiting, hiring or employment practices are contrary to the interests and values of the Saint Mary's College community.
At the request of the companies and organizations that regularly recruit at the College and/or post jobs with us, we are not able to post any jobs from third party agencies or recruiters. Thank you.