Massasoit Community College enthusiastically collaborates with local employers who serve as host sites for our interns. Listed below are guidelines for host internship sites.
- A Massasoit Community College internship host site must be a corporation, a limited liability partnership (L.L.P.), a not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] organization, a government agency, or an educational institution in operation for at least one year, and located and conducting business in a commercially zoned office space/property. The host site must agree that no qualified student shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, or national origin. The host site further agrees to provide the intern a working environment free from sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination.
- Host sites must designate an on-site supervisor/mentor who will provide the student intern with daily or weekly supervision, serve as the site contact, and provide a mid-semester and end-of-semester evaluation.
- Host sites are required to submit a signed copy of the Massachusetts Community Colleges Internship Agreement before the start of an internship.
- Host sites must undergo an onsite inspection by Massasoit staff prior to the start of an internship.
- Positions that require prospective interns to purchase products or services, or positions involved in a “pyramid” or multi-level type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others to sell products or services are not permitted. No door-to-door sales, home-based businesses, or “business opportunity” postings are permitted on the Massasoit internship posting board. Positions that pay a commission-only salary will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- Third party recruiters, search firms, employment consultants, and placement services must identify themselves as such, must disclose client’s name and contact information, and must not require a placement fee from the student, consistent with NACE’s Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.