The FLSA requires internships follow the following criteria:
- The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational work environment.
- The internship experience is to benefit the intern.
- The intern does not take the place of any regular employee and works under close supervision of existing staff.
- The employer providing the training receives no immediate advantage from the responsibilities of the intern, and in some cases the employer’s duties may actually be slowed down.
- The intern is not guaranteed a job from the employer at the end of the internship.
- Both the employer and the intern understand the intern will not be paid any wages for their time spent as an intern.
- More information on Internship Program requirements are available online at this hyperlink: here