How To Know If Your Unpaid Internship is Illegal

As the summer begins, so do lots of unpaid internships. The U.S. Department of Labor has 6 Criteria for The Test of Unpaid Interns. Prompted by all the articles about whether or not unpaid internships are legal or should be legal; we recruited film student Phil Robibero to make the video below to help you decide if you’re employee is taking advantage of you!

Were you aware of all these rules? Have you ever participated in an internship you think was illegal? Did you still think it was worth it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments (feel free to use aliases for you or the company, we’re not asking you to call out any companies publicly…unless you want to).

NY Creative Interns The Test of Unpaid Internships

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Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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