Chapter 1Become an Intern! The Value of Real-World Experience!

  • Understanding the Purpose of the Internship
  • What is an Internship?
  • Putting What You Learned in the Classroom Into Practice

What exactly is an internship? That is something that is currently under review by our legal system. The question is: when does work being done stop being an internship and become an actual job, which under Federal Labor Law has to result in the person being paid at least the minimum wage and overtime compensation for any hours over 40 worked within a workweek.

There are certain circumstances where people can work at “for-profit” companies without being paid. This applies to interns who receive training for their own education benefit, if the training meets ...

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