Employer Policies


The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Career Center expects that all employers will abide by the recruiting policies as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with these policies by visiting their website at:  http://www.naceweb.org/principles/#employment.


• ​Must have current or anticipated job openings for college graduates or alumni, if posting Full-Time, Part-Time, or Contract/Project Based positions.​

• Must have current or anticipated job openings for currently enrolled college students (undergraduate, graduate, & professional level)

• Must not impose fees upon the student/alumnus in order to become an employee of the organization. This DOES NOT including professional licensure fees that may need to be covered by the employee (e.g., insurance licensing fees to sell insurance, etc.).

• Must comply with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action laws and regulations regarding age, race/ethnicity, disabilities, religion, gender, etc.​


The UCCS Career Center monitors positions posted as internships to follow the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) definition and criteria articulated below. This is particularly important for unpaid internships as allowing an unpaid internship to be posted implies approval of the internship. The UCCS Career Center does not post any unpaid internships that do not meet the criteria below.  If your internship is rejected, please feel free to contact the UCCS Career Center to discuss ways to help the experience comply with federal regulations.

To establish uniformity in the use and application of the term “internship,” NACE recommends the following definition:  

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

To effectively implement this definition, it is necessary to develop criteria that college career centers and employer recruiters can use to identify workplace experiences that can legitimately be identified as “internships.” The discussion of these criteria is framed by several conditions. These conditions are the legal definitions set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the widely varying guidelines set by individual educational institutions and academic departments within institutions; employer perspectives on and objectives for internships; and the unique experiential learning objectives of students.  

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: 

  1. 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.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework. 
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.  
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals. 

Given this criteria, NACE considers the experience to be a legitimate internship.  

- See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/advocacy/position-statements/united-states-internships.aspx#sthash.feL0j8oS.dpuf


Marijuana/Cannabis Industries: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Career Center will not accept positions related to the use or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana. As the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level and UCCS receives federal funds, we must comply with federal law. In addition, the use of marijuana violates the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act and continues to be banned on campus.

Multi-Level or Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are not eligible to participate in any employer services. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:

• Sponsors an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).

• Requires an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be, but is not limited to, direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.

• Compensates in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others, but not limited to, the candidate’s name, employer, and salary).​

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Career Center offers the following services to employers:

• Clyde's Careers Online Job Board: Post-full-time, part-time, internships, volunteer positions for UCCS students and alumni.

• Information Tables: Located in high-traffic areas on campus, employers interact with students in an informal manner, hand out recruitment materials and told to potential employees (cost may be involved).

• Career Fair: Biannual fair (fall/spring), employers network and recruit students in a formal manner (cost involved).

• Events & Presentations: We will work with you to create an event that meets your needs and targets the students you are seeking. May include formats such as workshops, presentations, panels, meet & greets/networking, fairs and more (may have costs involved).

• On-Campus Interviews:  Interested in interviewing potential candidates from UCCS? We can help you schedule in-person interviews.


We DO NOT offer the following services:

• Paper job postings and physical job board. All postings will be directed to our online job board.

• Email blasts to students, faculty, or staff about a specific job opening. ​

    We hope that an organization will not cancel, but in the event that an organization chooses to withdraw completely from the event, the following refund schedule will apply. Once you have completed the registration form, our cancellation policy is in effect. The following cancellation policy applies:

    • If cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior, you forfeit your full registration fee.
    • If cancellation occurs two weeks prior to the event, you will receive a refund less the credit card processing fee.

    All changes and cancellation requests must be in writing. No refunds will be issued less than two weeks prior to the event and you remain responsible for paying any outstanding balance. We cannot “roll over” the registration to another event. Outstanding bills from this and previous events must be paid and may prevent participation in future Career Services events.

    Inclement Weather

    In case of inclement weather, please call 719-255-8227. If the university is operating on a regular academic/work schedule the event will be held as scheduled. Therefore, no requests for release of obligation or refund will be granted. In the rare circumstance that the university is closed (i.e., classes are cancelled), the event will be cancelled and every attempt will be made to reschedule or refund issued for the event registration.

    No Show

    Organizations that do not check in by the event start time on the day of the event will be considered a “no show." Your spot may be reassigned and the organization will be billed for the event. We cannot “roll over” the registration to another event or refund the fee.

    UCCS Career Center Cragmor 101
    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918:00 PM

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MST)

    You can contact us by:

    • Calling our front desk at:(719) 255-3340 
    • Emailing us: careers@uccs.edu