Post Degree Training Appointments

Post degree training appointments are for individuals who are not matriculated students and who are appointed primarily for the pursuit of advanced study or research, usually at the postdoctoral level. Coincidental benefit accruing to the University or granting agency as a result of the appointee’s activities does not preclude such an appointment. The work of individuals appointed to these titles should be independent or self-directed, subject only to such supervision as might be given by a teacher to a student. Such work should be contrasted with duties assigned under the direct supervision and control of the employer primarily for the benefit of the University or granting agency.

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CALS Research Intern Policy

  • A Research Intern is an employee who is continuing training directly following receipt of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • The responsibilities of the position must be consistent with the last degree received (i.e., degree in history is not appropriate for an individual developing research methodology in dairy science).
  • Duties must be consistent with employee in training responsibilities and provide continued applicable training for the individual.
  • Prior approval from CALS HR is required before a Research Intern will be appointed.
  • A resume and job description will need to be submitted with your request for hiring approval.
  • Appointments are typically 100% FTE and are one to three years in duration.
    • Appointments less than one year require unit justification and approval by the Associate Dean for HR.
    • Extensions (for a second or third year) can be requested using the form below.
    • A request to extend beyond three years is considered an exceptional circumstance requiring approval by the Associate Dean for HR.
  • Departments will be notified if their request has been approved or denied via email.


Post Degree Training Appointments Index