Legal or not? Why you need to look beyond paid vs. unpaid to assess your internship
This past spring and summer, there was a lot of debate over paid vs. unpaid internships as well as the Department of Labor’s internship guidelines without much resolution. What about reframing the question so that salary is taken out of the discussion?
Heather Huhman, an experienced hiring manager and career expert, does a great job of highlighting five other factors to consider when evaluating whether an internship is legal or not, including opportunities for mentorship, networking, and recognition. Whether you’re considering a fall, winter, or spring internship or are just starting to think about your summer intern options, this is a great post to check out to help guide your thinking.