At The University of Rhode Island we are proud to connect you with our students and alumni. Our team works to create and foster a network of caring and knowledgeable individuals who have many diverse strengths and skills. If you are new to recruiting with us, or if you are simply seeking a refresher, the following guidelines are here to support you in whatever your recruiting needs may be.
It is expected that positions for which the organization is recruiting will provide a guaranteed salary of at least minimum wage. A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary. However, employers offering commission-based positions for full-time career positions may use the University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education if they inform the Center and interviewees of the specific manner in which remuneration is to be determined. No commission-based part-time or internship positions will be posted unless approved by the Center on a case-by-case basis.
All positions for which the organization is recruiting must provide compensation that does not rely on recruiting others to join the organization.
Essential Information to Know before Posting
Employers will not be allowed to recruit through the Center if:
The employer fails to meet the conditions of our Employer User Policy.
The employer posts positions requiring employees to sell products or services door to door (cold calling). This is for the safety and security of our students.
The employer requests personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application.
The employer misrepresents their organization by providing dishonest information or omitting critical information.
The employer posts any position related to the adult entertainment industry.
- The work is SOLELY hemp based.
- The business is a licensed hemp grower or hemp handler (Please upload to your Handshake profile).
- The student is under the supervision of an expert within the organization.
- An intern must have a registry ID card issued by R.I. Dept. of Business Regulation.
- An intern must be 21 years or older.
- The student is 21 years old (RI statute, may vary in other states).
- The student must have a registry ID card issued by R.I. Dept. of Business Regulation.
- Students must provide all required documentation to CCEE.
The University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education will not accept or post positions related to the use or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana. This includes tertiary positions not directly related to the sale or distribution of marijuana but that are designed to support or advance the industries. Employers seeking to recruit for such positions at any on-campus recruiting event or through any campus means will be asked to cease and desist and withdraw from the campus immediately. As the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level, and the University receives federal funds, we must comply with federal law including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
“HEMP” Internships and Jobs: Rhode Island
If an employer is a licensed agricultural “grower” or “handler” of “hemp” or “industrial hemp” under the Rhode Island “Hemp Growth Act,” R.I. Gen. Laws § 2-26-1 et seq., and the internship or work experience is solely within that specific hemp-based industry, the posting and recruitment can be permitted. The employer must provide the University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education formal evidence of state licensure prior to posting (Please upload to your Handshake profile).
For students seeking a hemp industry internship/employment experience, the State of Rhode Island requires such individuals to be 21 years of age or older and that they obtain a registry ID card issued by Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this registry ID.
Students who are seeking to obtain University of Rhode Island academic internship credit must present formal evidence of their registry ID to the Center for Career and Experiential Education before starting the academic internship; failure to do so will result in the academic internship being administratively canceled and all University of Rhode Island related fees/costs incurred by the student (e.g., tuition) for this internship will be forfeited to the University. The University of Rhode Island shall not be held liable for a student’s failure to follow state law and to obtain and provide evidence of the required documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and provide their necessary registry documentation.
“HEMP” Internships and Jobs: Outside of Rhode Island
If the employer is located in a state other than the State of Rhode Island, they must provide 1) formal evidence of that state’s licensure, and 2) the relevant state/territory statutes that permit the agricultural production/handling/research of hemp. If the student intern who is seeking academic credit requires licensure or registration in that state, this must be done (and formal evidence submitted to the Center for Career and Experiential Education) before the internship can be approved for academic credit. Failure to present formal evidence of licensure/registration will result in the academic internship being administratively canceled and all University of Rhode Island related fees/costs incurred by the student (e.g., tuition) will be forfeited to the University. The University of Rhode Island shall not be held liable for a student’s failure to follow state law and to obtain and provide evidence the required documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and provide their necessary registry documentation.
EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS for posting HEMP internships:
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS for engaging in HEMP internships:
- The University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education is no longer able to post for in-home care positions of any kind within Handshake.
- We take very seriously the obligation to ensure the health and safety of our students and alumni, and in home-based settings we are not able to do this with certainty.
- As an alternative, we are happy to post on behalf of vetted third party organizations that provide services of this kind.
- For more information on agencies in your area that provide these supports please contact your state’s Department of Human Services or your local medical professionals.
Third-party recruiters are defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: Agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, online job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:
- They must fully disclose to the Center the name of the client that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed
- They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent
Fees Charged to Candidates
Those companies requiring candidates to invest, purchase supplies, or pay a fee as a condition of employment will not be allowed access to any Center services. This includes startup or training fees. Positions which require students and alumni to purchase a franchise or “business opportunity” will not be allowed access to services.
The University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education reserves the right to decline any employer, job posting or access, we deem inappropriate. Any reported breach of any part of this policy will result in the termination of all future opportunities to recruit URI students and alumni through the Center.