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Hiring a Yote has Never Been Easier

Our exclusive job and internship database, Coyote Connections Live/Handshake, allows you to post-career and internship positions, review online resume books, and monitor applications. If you are a new employer or internship host, all you have to do is create an account to get started posting job and internship opportunities.  For employers who wish to post positions on Coyote Connections Live, please click here.

Students are encouraged to plan for and apply early to participate in an internship. Postings made by the following dates will allow optimal recruitment for your posted opportunity:

  • Posted by October 1 for Spring (February through May) participation.
  • Posted by April 1 for Fall (September through December) participation.
  • Posted by January 2 for Summer (late May through mid-August) participation.

Hiring Expectations

By posting a job or internship opportunity, you agree to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity and to follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Practice.

Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship

To ensure that an experience — whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually — is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met.

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework. 
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback from the experienced supervisor.  
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support the learning objectives. 

If these criteria are followed, it is the opinion of NACE that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship. Find additional details from NACE in their Position Statement on U.S. Internships.

Looking for an unpaid intern? Be sure to review Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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