The Chwast CPA Group P.C. logo

The Chwast CPA Group, P.C.

Certified Public Accountants


445 Broad Hollow Road Suite CL-43, Melville, NY 11747


Phone: 631-424-5200 



July 2019

How To Set Up An Internship Program

If your business has grown or you are constantly looking for qualified employees, setting up an internship program may help both your business and interns who seek valuable job experience. An internship program is not, however, free labor. Federal law prohibits it in most cases, requiring most interns be paid at least the federal minimum wage.

A successful internship is one that works for your company and your interns. A mutually beneficial relationship will include job duties beyond getting coffee and tasks unrelated to business. It will include clearly stated duties and goals, and a feedback mechanism that helps your interns review any progress or challenges.

Your business benefits because an intern can fill in as a temporary employee would, helping to meet work demands during summer vacation schedules, while also potentially becoming a candidate for future full-time employment.

Talk to an attorney experienced in the area of employment law to ensure you run a successful internship program.


Enter your Name and Email address to get
the newsletter delivered to your inbox every month.


Enter your Name, Email Address and a short message. We'll respond to you as soon as possible.

The information and opinions contained in this web site are obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The publishers assume no responsibility for errors and omissions or for any damages resulting from the use of the published information. This web site is published with the understanding that it does not render legal, accounting, financial, or other professional advice. Whole or partial reproduction of this web site is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher.