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Thinking of Offering an Internship Program?

Understand the law. Before agreeing to take on interns, make sure that you’re familiar with employment law. If the internship is through a university, where the student gets college credit, then you are probably okay. But if there is no credit, you could create a problem for yourself and your company.

Most companies in the US don’t actually qualify to offer unpaid internships, meaning that you will need to pay minimum wage for anyone you take on. Condé Nast had to pay millions after losing a lawsuit over unpaid internships.

With that in mind, be sure to recruit students from programs that produce qualified workers for the roles you wish to fill.

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Dennis Consorte
Dennis Consorte

I work at Consorte Marketing as a fulltime content strategist, digital marketing and operations consultant for a handful of clients. I am also a digital marketing expert at I often build teams to execute on these strategies, and agile frameworks for workflows, inspired by Scrum. I work to improve my leadership and communication skills, including periodically re-centering myself, and helping others to find purpose in their work. Dennis Consorte

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