Students and recent graduates are often willing to work as unpaid interns in exchange for gaining valuable professional experience. Often internship programs are mutually beneficial for both the intern and the business.
While most of us have been an intern at some point or another, as a business, you must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) unpaid internship requirements. Otherwise, your intern will be considered an employee and you must meet minimum wage and overtime requirements among other considerations.
The risk of damages is not worth it, so be sure your business can demonstrate your business’s compliance with the FLSA, by getting it in writing with this Internship Agreement template.
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- Friendly letter format to establish expectations with the intern, including their schedule, list of duties and who will be their supervisor.
- Establishes an internship program that complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) as interpreted by the Department of Labor (DOL) and federal courts.
- Optional language if you intend to pay the intern.
- Contemplation that the Intern may be receiving University or College credit for the internship, which may require coordination with a Faculty Supervisor.