Employers can join the online job posting system and post jobs, look through student and alumni profiles, and view resumes of prospective employees using GSU's online database at https://govst-csm.symplicity.com

 

If you would like to recruit students for internships and/or attend a career fair, please contact us:

Phone: 708.235.3974
Fax: 708.534.1173
Email: career@govst.edu 

 

NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS - The U.S. Department of Labor and the federal courts have set forth a six-part test for the use of unpaid interns by private employers. DOL’s latest articulation of this test may be found in the Wage and Hour Division’s Fact Sheet #71. Under this test, the use of unpaid interns by private employers is unlawful unless the internship arrangement meets the following requirements:

 1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;

2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;

3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;

4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;

5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and

6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

 

If any one of the above criteria are not met, then the intern is an employee and must be paid minimum wage. Very few internship arrangements meet this test as most employers desire to gain some benefit from bringing an intern into the organization and many feel they must offer some form of compensation (remember, a “stipend” is just “wages” by another name).