Verification Policies

1. Overview

Understanding Our Verification Policies For Employers

Our Employer Verification Policies provide guidance on what types of internship postings are allowed. When employers post an internship, each opening is reviewed against these policies. If you think your posting was mistakenly disapproved, please get contact us.

To help you build a compliant and user-friendly intern hiring experience, we've highlighted some common areas of confusion.

2. Approval Process

Before internships show up on Switchidea, they’re reviewed to make sure they meet our Verification Policies. Typically most internships are reviewed within 24 hours, although in some cases it may take longer.

What We Consider

During the internship review process, we'll check your company website, address, targeting, and remuneration, in addition to the content on your internship posting page. Your posting may not be approved if your website content isn't fully functional, doesn't match the position posted in your internship, doesn't fully comply or align with our Verification Policies.

What Happens After an Internship is Reviewed?

After your internship posting is reviewed, you'll receive an email letting you know if your posting is approved. If it’s approved, we'll start showing your posting and candidates can apply to it. You can see your applications in the My Postings page.

3. Steps to Take if Disapproved

Edit Your Posting

If your posting isn't approved for not fully complying with our policies, you can create a new posting and resubmit for review.

Check the email address associated with your employer account. If your posting doesn't get approved, we'll send you an email with details that explain why.

Using the information in your disapproval email, you can re-submit your new posting and create a compliant one.

4. Things you should know

We are obliged by our mission to provide the best learning experience to the candidates through internships and help employers to get quality outcomes from interns.

  1. We are strictly against cheap/unpaid work. Every internship posted on SwitchIdea has to meet a minimum monthly stipend criterion.
  2. The company should have a functional website with correct contact details
  3. The listed company should have a registered office address and should be presently operating out of it. 
  4. The minimum duration of the internship should be 30 days. We do not accept project-based or weekly internship positions
  5. The internship should be on-site (i.e. from company’s registered office) and should not be work-from-home.
  6. The offer letter provided to intern(s) should be printed on company's official letterhead and should contain exact details as mentioned in the posting. 
  7. The hiring should be on resume and interview basis. The employer should not ask intern(s) to do a free project before giving an offer letter.
  8. On completing the internship, employer should provide an experience letter to the intern which should be printed on company’s letterhead.
  9. The employer should provide a Program Outcomes (POs) report, which makes the intern eligible for college credits.
  10. Employers are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in a variety of consequences, including the closing of internships you have posted and termination of your account.
  11. If you are managing postings on behalf of other employers, each employer or client must be managed through separate company accounts. You must not change the company associated with an established employer account. You must set up a new account. You are responsible for ensuring that each employer complies with these Verification Policies.
  12. We reserve the right to reject, approve or remove any posting for any reason, at our sole discretion, including postings that negatively affect our relationship with our users or that promote content, services or activities contrary to our competitive position, interests or hiring philosophy.
  13. These policies are subject to change at any time without notice.