Monthly Archives June 2016

Unpaid internships historically have been a common practice among for-profit companies and a valuable means for students to gain work experience and earn high school or college credit. In 2010, however, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidelines limiting for-profit companies’ ability to offer unpaid internship opportunities. The focus of these guidelines is the requirement that the internship serve as educational training and a benefit for the intern, not the benefit of the employer.