Individuals classified as interns are not paid wages by the College and are not considered “employees” by the Department of Labor. Unpaid interns may serve for only a limited period of time, generally a maximum of one academic year. In order for an individual to be classified as an intern, the following criteria must be met:
1) the internship is similar to training that would be received in an educational environment;
2) the experience is for the intern’s benefit;
3) the intern does not displace regular employees or do work that a regular employee would normally do, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
4) the College derives no immediate advantage from the intern’s activities and, on occasion, may actually be impeded in its operations;
5) the intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship;
6) the College and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
Interns receive no benefits, and no Workers’ Compensation or other insurance coverage.