What qualifies as an Internship/Co-Op:
- Carefully monitored and structured work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he/she is learning throughout the experience.
- Positions that promote academic, career and/or personal development
- Position(s) must comply with "Internships under the Fair Labors Standards Act" (FLSA)
What does not qualify as an Internship/Co-Op:
- Volunteer positions with "for-profit" organizations.
- Research positions or positions involving payment for participation as a research subject.
- Positions that are commission only. Positions that have a salary plus commission are acceptable.
- Positions performed in private homes, including childcare, gardening, housekeeping, and respite care.
- Camp counselor positions.
- Positions obtained from temporary agencies or third-party recruiters.
- Multi-level marketing opportunities.
- Positions that require any investment by the student, for instance, having to purchase equipment or products in order to earn a wage or paying for necessary training.
- Ongoing part-time or full-time jobs that do not relate to the student’s career goals.
* As an employer, it is your responsibility to be aware of the Federal government's requirements for unpaid internships, whether or not academic credit is awarded.