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 while completing an internship
for academic credit.
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