We mine for potential at Franklin Pierce, working with our students from day one to
bring out the best in each of them. If you are looking for a student to fulfill an
internship or a graduate to join your team, look no further than Pierce. Career Services
welcomes employers to visit and recruit on campus with info tables during job and
career fairs, or to post a job or internship on our Job Board.
Employer Engagement and Consultative Services
- Online Job and Internship Postings via Pierce Portfolio
- Micro-Internship site development
- Resume Referral Program
- On-Campus & Virtual Interviewing
- Virtual Guest Speaker Opportunities
- Professional Development Events (resume reviews, mock interviews, employer panels)
- Access to Campus Clubs and Organizations
- Access to University’s Alumni Network
- Virtual Information Rooms (Lunch hours only)
- Job Shadow and Mentoring Opportunities
- Assistance in Creating a Robust Internship Program
- Salary Information and Recruiting Trend Data
How to Become an Internship Site
The Franklin Pierce University’s Lloyd & Helen Ament Astmann ‘69 Career Development Center provides innovative partnerships with our employer-partners by supporting all your talent acquisition needs and recruitment efforts by helping you connect with and hire talented students and alumni. This often starts through our robust internship development pipeline.
We are experts at listening to your needs, identifying the right talent acquisition path to strengthen your qualified labor force. I invite you to inquire about the ways we can support your business needs.Post a Job or Internship
Please Review our Employer Guide to Experiential Education
Student must be currently in college attendance, in good standing.
Internships can be semester long, a full academic year, summer or partial summer; even micro-internships upon approval.
Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of most programs. However, a series of micro-internships could fulfill this requirement. Weekly internship hours must not surpass 20 hours per week without approval.
Internship Sites are encouraged to provide compensation or stipend. Of course, internship opportunities are not required to be paid opportunities, but students whose work structure are in alignment with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Guidelines for unpaid internships according to the Fair Labor Standards Act
- the training should be similar to that given in a vocational setting,
- the experience is for the benefit of the student,
- students do not do the work of a regular employee,
- the site sponsor provides the training and receives no immediate advantage from the activities of the student(s),
- students are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period, and
- the site sponsor and student understand that the student is not entitled to wages for the time spent in training.
Internships are supervised discipline-related work experiences. The work experience may be part-time or full-time and can be paid or unpaid. Guidelines which define the internship experience, which distinguish it from volunteer work are:
- an experiential learning tied to learning outcomes
- an emphasis on professional development,
- performance assessments, and
- reflection and acknowledgment.