All faculty and staff are expected to adhere to college policies and
employment law as it relates to fair access, fair employment practices,
and privacy. This is true for ALL recruitment activities, whether
formal (e.g., a job fair or posting a job announcement) or informal
contacts with recruiters. Before working with any recruiter, please
review this Overview
of Recruiting Policies and Regulations. (Also available for download here.)
The following sites describe PCC policies and procedures related to
Co-op, including sample documentation and learning objectives.
Students interesting in
doing an internship overseas will need to work with the Education
Abroad office to check eligibility, learn about current programs, and
receive placement assistance for approved sites. Students will also
work with the Co-op office to receive credit once site placement is
Employment for International Students Attending PCC
Students attending college on an F-1 visa are restricted in how
and where they may work while in the U.S. Violations of these
restrictions may result in penalties or withdrawal of their student
status. PCC has specific policies in place for international
students wishing to work.
Immigration Status, DACA, Sanctuary Status and Related
Jobs & Internships does not "pre-qualify" employment eligibility.
We don't check for work visas* or ask about immigration status. We will
let students know about any job requirements including work permit
requirements. This means that some students without proper work
eligibility may be referred to employers.
DACA recipients may qualify for a work permit (EAD). However,
this is a temporary work permit that must be renewed every two years.
Some employers may not be able to hire workers with a temporary permit
due to federal and state contract requirements. Also, some employers
may not want to hire a "temporary" worker for a full-time, permanent
However, employers must not ask about DACA or any other immigration
status. They can ask if candidates are qualified to work in the United
States and if they qualify for the job requirements (which may restrict
temporary work permits). Of course, employers will check for work
permissions when completing the I-9 form. Under the current executive
order, DACA work permits (EADs) are still valid. Workers with EADs that
expire by March 5th are allowed to apply for renewal.
In 2008/2009, a joint faculty, academic professional, and management
task force was appointed to review Cooperative Education goals,
practices, and roles at PCC. The task force looked at compliance with
state guidelines and current PCC policies, as well as best practices. A
final report was presented to the Academic and Student Affairs Council
on March 17, 2009. At Chris Chairsell's request, this report was
circulated to the SACs in April 2009.
There are a number of compliance requirements related to DOE
guidelines, civil rights and employment law that affect Co-op and
recruiting activities at PCC. The following are reference materials
related to these guidelines.