An academic internship allows you to earn academic credit (3 hours) and a grade by conducting an internship through a Randolph-Macon course. This placement is non-paid.
Academic internships arranged through Randolph-Macon College are consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, which addresses payment for work performed. The U.S. Department of Labor lists six criteria that differentiate interns as learners/trainees from those who are entitled to a wage. The criteria for the learner/trainee are:
Not all six criteria are required for the student to be considered a trainee. The experience, however, should be designed as a training/learning experience rather than a job. By College policy, students cannot be paid.