• Terms of Use

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services acts only as an intermediary between employers posting job opportunities and candidates searching for job opportunities. The Center for Student Success - Career Services is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the Center for Student Success - Career Services has no control over the quality, safety, or legality of the jobs or résumés posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates, or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. For government guidelines and standards on internships/trainee programs, please see the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor.

    In addition, because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Center for Student Success - Career Services cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot control the behavior of participants on our website, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Center for Student Success - Career Services and The New School (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect of every kind and nature, known and unknown), arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. Finally, note that we expect that you will use caution and common sense when using the website. The Center for Student Success - Career Services makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website or the material. The use of the website is at your own risk.

    We are also committed to protecting privacy rights of our students. Because of this commitment, we want to ensure that employers know that we warn students about fraudulent job postings and advise our students against providing their log-in information for their social media profiles to potential or existing employers. Please note that transcripts are uploaded by students to Career Successlink, provided by the Office of the Registrar. The information posted by students in Career Successlink, however, is not validated by the Center for Student Success - Career Services.

    Third-Party Recruiters

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services adheres to the Principles for Professional Practice for Third-Party Recruiters. To be considered for acceptance, third-party recruiters will be asked to disclose information to the Center for Student Success - Career Services that would enable the Center for Student Success - Career Services to verify that it is recruiting for a bona fide job opportunity. If third-party recruiters are willing to provide information about their “bona fide” opportunities, the Center for Student Success - Career Services is willing to work with them. If not, they will not be able to participate.

    Upfront Costs or Required Activities

    We will not post positions requiring students to pay special fees, purchase training materials, or participate in multi-level marketing as a preliminary condition of employment. Career Services will not post any positions that it deems inappropriate. 

    Accuracy of Job Description

    Employers are responsible for ensuring that their job or internship description is an accurate reflection of the duties of an employee.

    Discriminatory Practices

    Federal laws prohibit job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay and disability. These guidelines are available from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on gender (including gender identity or expression and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, and partnership status. As part of The New School, the Center for Student Success - Careers also adheres to the University’s Policy on Discrimination, which “is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.” The Center for Student Success - Career Services will not post positions that do not adhere to any of these guidelines.


    Employers will offer students a safe and appropriate work environment for students. A private home usually is not considered appropriate for internships.


    Employers will not engage in sexual harassment as prohibited by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Deadlines on Accepting Positions

    Employers should allow students at least 24 hours to decide on whether to accept a job or internship. Positions recruited through on-campus recruiting have other deadline rules.

    Payment of Wages

    Employers will pay wages to students as agreed upon and as stipulated by the New York State Department of Labor.

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services reserves the right to make these decisions at its discretion. For more information regarding ethical employment practices, see the Principles for Employment Professionals guidelines from NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

    Important Links

    If you wish to have a more in-depth discussion about our policies, please contact our office at
 and/or 212.229.1324.

    Important Considerations Before You Hire a New School Student

    Unpaid Internships

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services appreciates your support of New School students. We understand that in this challenging economy, many organizations rely on the support of unpaid interns. Before posting an unpaid internship, we ask that you consider the following guidelines from the Department of Labor.

    Please note that in order to post an unpaid position, the internship must meet all six criteria listed below:

    • 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;
    • The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
    • The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
    • 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;
    • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
    • The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

    Hiring International Students

    The New School enrolls approximately 3,200 international students and scholars. This ranks with the highest percentage (25%) of international students enrolled at universities in the United States.

    F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars who are temporarily studying in the US are an integral part of our university community and our city. Students from every discipline have a high level of motivation to apply their knowledge in a working environment. International students can bring fresh and innovative ideas to the workplace, while appreciating the opportunity to hone their craft. We hope that your decision to offer an internship or a job to an F-1 or J-1 international student will be a benefit to both your organization and the student.

    F-1 international students who will obtain academic credit for an internship must be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT is work off campus in the student’s field of study, which is considered to be "an integral part of an established curriculum" and is authorized by International Student Services on a per-semester basis. J-1 students must be authorized for Academic Training (AT). AT is work off campus in the student's field of study and can be authorized either pre-completion or post-completion by International Student Services and cannot exceed 18 months (36 months for PhD students) per degree program. F-1 students who wish to take advantage of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) apply with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which grant this 12-month benefit.

    To understand more about employer rules pertaining to F-1 international students, please see our Employment Opportunities Guide.