Unpaid Internships

Internships can be a valuable experience for both the employer and intern. For those with little or no experience, unpaid internships can present an opportunity to acquire experience, skills, and recommendations for the future. Employers also have an opportunity to receive labor and especially small businesses or startups that do not have abundant resources can find this arrangement effective. In order to employ unpaid interns, employers must follow the six-factor test used by the DOL and the DLSE.