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The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division provides guidelines to help employers determine if they in fact qualify to provide an internship for college students. Their checklist includes:
- The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
- The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
- The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
- The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
- The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
- The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
While non-profit organizations are not subject to these guidelines, we believe that ethically the same principles may apply. A determination of whether an intern should be paid or unpaid must be decided before the internship begins; and as such should be clearly communicated to the student and the academic advisor. Once you determine your legal eligibility as an employer to provide an internship, please click on the appropriate course of study below. An email will be sent to the academic department’s internship coordinator who will be able to provide you with more information.