Unpaid Internships: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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internAs reported by the U.S. Department of Labor in April 2010, internships in the for-profit private sector are most times viewed as employment and, therefore, compensation must be given unless they meet all criteria of a test relating to trainees. The applicable test for determining if an intern is receiving training for their own educational benefit must meet the following six criteria:

1. 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;

2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;

3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;

4. 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;

5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to…

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