School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?
We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements. Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so spent, John wrote in his Wage and Hour Laws Blog.
Now, More Heat On Academia
Not surprisingly, the rash of intern lawsuits and intern-related publicity has now provoked a number of "pay your interns" campaigns and on-campus initiatives directed at schools and universities. The news site ProPublica is writing extensively about this and has undertaken to investigate "schools' role in the issue" (among other things).
John's blog post was published in the May issue of Association of Legal Administrators.