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Co-operative and Internships | Common Questions

Unpaid Internship Guidelines

If the internship is unpaid, the employer must confirm that their position meets the primary beneficiary test outlined by the Department of Labor.

Student interns should not be expected to go “out of pocket” for business-related expenses. This includes training, travel expenses while working (e.g., gas for site visits, client meetings). If the student does go “out of pocket” for these types of expenses, it is expected that the employer will reimburse them in a timely fashion.