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  •  I think this is illegal. (11+ / 0-)

    One summer my teenage son got an internship with a stockbroker. However, they later realized that he wasn't in school during the summer, so they couldn't keep him as an unpaid intern. So they paid him minimum wage.

    I'm sure they got their money's worth out of the arrangement.

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    by JamieG from Md on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 03:28:43 PM PST

    •  The legality depends on three things (1+ / 0-)
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      The state where you live and where the job is, the tasks you will be performing, and the organizational character of the company. Some states have much tougher laws on internships and externships. The second is the task you are performing. Anyone can write something that is then published and for which you are not compensated. If you are not doing creative work it is less likely to be legal. Lastly, people work all the time, at every possible function in non-profits, all of which is legal as long as you sign up as a volunteer.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:32:31 PM PST

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