Is your unpaid internship legal?

The World

In recent articles that have been getting a lot of buzz, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal took on the topic of unpaid internships… and suggested that many unpaid internships may, in fact, be illegal.

We wanted to find out more. And so we’re talking with our work contributor Beth Kobliner about what kinds of internships are legal, which aren’t, and whether they’re even worth doing.

And Lisa Lovett shares insights from her work with unpaid interns and the companies that hire them. Lovett is the Internship Coordinator with the University of Colorado ? Boulder’s Career Services Office.

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