PLU is committed to providing opportunities for all students to gain work experience and skills
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Leadership, Employment, and Career Resources
Alumni & Student Connections collaborates closely with The Diversity Center staff regarding alternatives to student employment for undocumented students. Career advisors in the Alumni & Student Connections office are available to meet with students and alumni for internship and career planning.
On Campus Student Employment & Leadership
- Students with DACA You are eligible to work on and off campus with the submission of a I-9 and W-4 (see RESOURCES)
- Students without DACA Federal law prohibits employers, including PLU, from knowingly employing someone who does not have authorization to work in the United States. There are, however, PLU has opportunities for undocumented students to gain valuable experience through volunteering, scholarships, and paid fellowships. Students without DACA interested in paid and unpaid on campus opportunity should email or connect with The Diversity Center staff.
DACA & Employment Paperwork
Students with DACA are eligible to work on and off campus. While the law has several clear protections for employees who are not U.S. citizens, many employers do not know or fully understand the law. DACA recipients may want to read this Department of Justice advisory regarding rights for DACA workers. The Department of Justice also provides a helpful guide to Protecting Your Right to Work as well as useful descriptions of discriminatory practices. Read more