Internships have been receiving special attention lately with the popular Robert Di Nero movie The Intern and a lawsuit brought against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns claiming compensation. Against this backdrop of entertainment and law, what is an internship? What are the expectations legally and from a work perspective?
WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?
The National Association of Colleges & Employers explains that an internship is a form of “experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.