There are limited circumstances in which unpaid student internships are allowed and exempt from the Minimum Wage Act, Chapter 49.46 RCW and the Industrial Insurance laws, Chapter 51 RCW. The fact sheet describes the criteria and limitations for unpaid internships under the wage and hour as well as the industrial insurance (i.e., workers’ compensation) laws.

Adobe PDF file Unpaid Internships 101 (48 KB PDF)

 

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