If your organization is a for-profit business, we strongly encourage you to offer compensation.  Some form of remuneration in an internship is greatly appreciated by the student and helps to create the demand for the position.   

If your organization (for-profit or non-profit) is unable to offer a regular wage, consider helping the student with a stipend or internship-related expenses such as parking fees, mileage, meals, etc.

The United States Department of Labor offers guidelines to help determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

Please review their Fact Sheet#71 for more information.

Below you will find additional information to assist you in your hiring process: