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How do I post an internship position?
To post an internship position click on the heading labeled “post an internship” located in the navigation bar in the top right corner of the screen. Note: this will only be visible to employers and users who are not logged in.
How can I see who has applied to my position?
To review applicants for an internship position click the “manage internships” heading in the navigation bar in the top right corner of the page. All of your existing internship postings should now be visible in a list. To view the applicants for each position click the “Manage” heading, which should be located in the “applications” column on the right side of the page for each position. This will display all of the applications for a specific internship position. You can view the name, contact information, and cover letter of the applicant by clicking “details”. You can also download a copy of their resume or view their online resume if they created one. You can also email them directly, add and manage notes, rank, and change the status of a position by using the menu options located on the bottom of each listed applicant.
How can I remove unqualified candidates from my list of applications?
When in the “manage internships” section of the site you can view the applications for each position by clicking the “manage” heading located on the right side of each position. All of the applications for the position will now be listed. To remove an applicant from the list click the “status” heading on the far right side of each listed application. This will display a drop down menu that will allow you to change the status of this application. You can remove the application from the main list by changing its status to either “archived” or “rejected”.
Do I have to fill out all of the categories to post a position?
You only have to fill in the categories labeled “required”.
Do I have to fill out all of the categories to apply for a position?
You only have to fill in the categories labeled “required”.
What is the difference between an online resume and uploading a resume?
The online resume utilizes our pre-existing resume template for showing experience and education history. It also allows for the display of a picture and additional information. You may also upload a pre-existing resume in the form of a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. You must have one or the other to apply for a position.
How can I get college credit for the internship position I am posting?
In order to receive college credit for your internship position you must have a pre-existing agreement with a college or university. If you would like to receive college
credit for an internship position you can contact the internship/career offices of the following regional colleges:
Can I get college credit for an internship that isn’t listed as having college credit on here?
You may be able to receive college credit for an internship position not labeled as being for college credit, but you must first get the approval of an official representing an accredited school.
How do I check the status of my application for an internship?
If you have questions about whether a position has been filled please contact the employer who posted the position.
How do I identify a potential internship scam?
If a position or job offer seems to be too good to be true, if you feel uncomfortable with some of the information requested, or something just doesn’t seem right, reconsider moving ahead, and if you do, proceed with extreme caution. Even if the original position description seems valid, if you receive follow-up emails, phone calls, or job offers that seem unusual, you need to proceed cautiously.
Here are some red flags to look for:
You are asked to give credit card, bank or PayPal account numbers
You are asked to send a payment by wire service, transfer, or courier
You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money
You receive an unexpectedly large check
You are asked for personal information such as your Social Security Number
You are requested to send a photocopy of your ID, i.e., driver’s license to “verify identity”
The job posting doesn’t mention the responsibilities of the job; rather it focuses on the amount of money you will make
Be cautious of postings for Mystery Shoppers, work at home, or virtual Administrative Assistants or Bookkeepers
If you are an entry-level candidate with little experience, be cautious of an offer with a salary that is way out of range
Pay attention if there multiple misspellings in the job notice
Pay attention if the position listing includes travel expenses or has up front program fees
Verify that a URL listed in the ad goes to the internet domain of the company that listed it (for example, if the ad lists “www.ucsc.edu/hr” but when you click on it, goes to “www.ucss.edu”, it could be a scam)
The position initially seems to be a traditional job, but upon further research or contact, is actually an independent contractor
What should I do if l think a posting is a scam?
If you encounter suspicious postings on Monterey Bay Internships, please report it using the ‘Report Listing’ button on the internship page that looks like this:
Once you do this, we’ll review the posting for scams.
IF you’ve already engaged with an scam employer, please report to The Internet Crime Complaint Center and be sure to end all communication with the employer. If personal information was disclosed, monitor your accounts over the next few days, to be on the safe side. You can also contact the police and report the fraud or scam. If you have sent money to a fraud employer, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to close your account and dispute the charges. If the incident occurred entirely over the internet, file an incident report with the FCC at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or at http://www.cybercrime.gov