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Some employers require an affiliation agreement or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to be signed between Penn State University and their organization as part of the hiring process. The Office of Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement is not authorized to sign any of this paperwork. It must be submitted to the Office of General Counsel for their review and signature.

What do I do if my company requires an affiliation or non-disclosure agreement?

  • Provide a copy of the documentation to the Office of Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement -- we will determine if this needs to be sent to the Office of General Counsel and/or any other Offices
  • Be sure that any documentation sent is filled in completely and in English (you may also include the native language contract, if you are interning abroad in a non-English speaking country)
  • NOTE : this can be a lengthy process depending on the complexity of the agreement, the number of points that are being discussed, and the volume of other work being managed within each office. Please do not wait until the last minute to discuss legal agreements with our office -- we cannot expedite the process.

The Office of Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement is not able to register any students for IST 495 until all agreements have been cleared. If you have questions with regard to this information, please contact careers@ist.psu.edu .

Important information from the Office of General Counsel

  • The University does not provide indemnification for the actions of our students except to the extent that our faculty are on-site providing direct supervision. The University will provide indemnification for the actions of our faculty, if any, at the Site.
  • The University does not provide general and professional liability insurance for students engaging in internships nor to the host sites. Students must obtain their own insurance if required by the host site, and the University and its employees must not obtain nor coordinate the purchase of insurance for or on behalf of students, nor direct students to specific insurance providers.
  • Students must provide copies of insurance, if required, directly to the Site or through a third party service provider such as Certifiedbackground.com . The University will not maintain evidence of such records on behalf of students.
  • Students must provide copies of background clearances, evidence of health immunizations and health insurance, if required, directly to the Site or through a third party service provider such as Certifiedbackground.com . The University will not maintain such records on behalf of students.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

It is especially important for students considering the Credit by Portfolio option to check with their employer regarding NDA's before beginning the Credit by Portfolio process. It might be easier in the long run to use a current position to fulfill the internship requirement. Be sure to contact the Office of Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement to discuss options in a timely manner regarding your internship options, especially as you approach your final semesters. Start the process early.

If an agreement for a Credit by Portfolio is required, and an NDA cannot be reached between the University and your employer/organization, we cannot accept the portfolio to fulfill the internship requirement.

 

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E397 Westgate Building
Email: careers@ist.psu.edu
Phone: (814) 865-4509

Schedule an appointment: appointments.ist.psu.edu

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