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  •  Non profits have different considerations. (1+ / 0-)
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    Egalitare

    And interns, particularly in this economy, are being used as free labor in ways that are clearly against the law.

    Read about it here!

    http://www.dol.gov/...

    Nobody disputes that there are plenty of unpaid internships around that are legit. The issue is that the interns are working for free at jobs that would normally be filled by a paid employee.

    For a for-profit to have a legit unpaid internship, it must be an educational experience, and be somewhat inconvenient to the host - it even says so in the Labor Department guidelines.

    •  I don't need to read the article (0+ / 0-)

      What you're telling me is nothing new I already know.

      "For a for-profit to have a legit unpaid internship, it must be an educational experience, and be somewhat inconvenient to the host - it even says so in the Labor Department guidelines."

      And that confirms exactly what I said:

      "Internships are meant for exposure to a company and are used for class credit for a college degree.  They aren't meant for full-time positions."

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