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Fenox Venture Capital to Pay Unpaid Interns Back Wages

  By Cat Zakrzewski A Silicon Valley venture capital firm has agreed to pay $331,269 in back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor found the company misclassified 56 workers as unpaid interns.   Investigators found Fenox Venture Capital had used the unpaid workers to screen startups for potential investments, send reports to Japanese investors …

5 Ways to Get the Best from Your Intern

  By Nicki Sanders, MSW   It is a mistake to consider an intern “free labor”. In fact, the Department of Labor has very clear guidelines that distinguish an unpaid intern from a paid employee.     According to The Department of Labor, the following 6 legal criteria must be applied when making a determination …

An Intern Supervisor Is Also A Mentor

  Intern – a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally Mentor – a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an influential senior sponsor or supporter   January is National …

Quality Internships Are Mutually Beneficial

  I am a strong proponent of internships. Internships are mandatory for the majority of college majors that I am aware of. I fully support these mandatory requirements. It is my belief that it is never too early to apply for an internship and that students should not wait until senior year to “put theory …