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Labor Department Releases New Unpaid Internship Guidelines

It's June. Do you know where your unpaid summer interns are?

They'd better not be fetching coffee or sweeping floors. The Department of Labor (DOL) in April released new standards for unpaid internships, saying they should be "similar to training that would be given in an educational environment," and suggesting a college have oversight and/or grant academic credit. The DOL specified five other criteria:

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