Criteria for Unpaid Internships

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 20, 2011 in , , | No Comments

U.S. Dept. of Labor set criteria for unpaid internships last year.

Do you know what they are?

Due to complaints about internships for students and grads–duties from sweeping floors to wiping door handles–hardly considered valid internships, these standards are welcome relief. But will these new standards hinder those wanting experience?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has fears that the criteria set by the Department of Labor will severely limit internship opportunities. Judge for yourself…


The following six criteria are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s website: