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This free tool for Chamber members has been developed as part of a larger Chamber and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston effort to focus on promoting internships for college students in the Greater Boston area.
Internships provide an excellent opportunity for employers to build relationships with talented students who have the right skills and backgrounds for which they are looking.
Posting your internships now on Intern Connect will allow you to have access to talented students from the Greater Boston area.
Remain a competetive part of the Boston business community: join these successful companies and organizations who have already registered with Chamber Intern Connect!
We welcome all of our members' regulation internships.
Please be advised that the Department of Labor has the below regulations for unpaid internships:
The Test For Unpaid Interns
There are some circumstances under which individuals who participate in “for-profit” private sector internships or training programs may do so without compensation. The Supreme Court has held that the term "suffer or permit to work" cannot be interpreted so as to make a person whose work serves only his or her own interest an employee of another who provides aid or instruction. This may apply to interns who receive training for their own educational benefit if the training meets certain criteria. The determination of whether an internship or training program meets this exclusion depends upon all of the facts and circumstances of each such program.
The following six criteria must be applied when making this determination:
- The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
- The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
- The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
- The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
- The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
- The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
Here is a link to their site: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm