I typed “illegal internship” in Google and found this page: “Ask the experts: Are Unpaid Internships Illegal?” (College Recruiter). Promising, you would think. Curb your enthusiasm.
There is no obligation for payment…
Whether or not an organization chooses to pay its interns is a function of supply and demand, budget…
I couldn’t resist: I wrote them.
I have two questions about your piece: “Ask the experts: Are unpaid internships illegal?” (www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/questions/question129.php)
First, why is none of your experts a labor lawyer? Aren’t lawyers the real experts when it comes to the legality of a labor practice?
Second, why is none of your experts mentioning the Fair Labour Standards Act that outlaws a large range of unpaid internships?
The result is that some of your answers promote a behaviour that is considered illegal.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
I’ll keep you posted on their answer.
Update (Sept. 23): They haven’t replied yet, so I resent my questions.