This paper will examine five legal issues which have proven problematic for college internship programs: 1) unpaid student interns; 2) illegal alien students; 3) students with felony convictions; 4) foreign students on student visas; and 5) employer noncompete agreements. In each instance, the authors will briefly examine the legal issues present and make recommendations for how college and university internship programs may avoid legal problems related to these issues.
First published in volume 12 of JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW, [pages 58-70] (Spring 2011), http://castle.eiu.edu/alsb/
ALSB Journal of Employment and Labor Law
Date of publication
Cowart, Tammy W. and Blowen, Mildred, "Legal Issues in College and University Internship Programs" (2011). Accounting, Finance & Business Law Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 4.
Cowart, T. W., & Blowen, M. (2011). Legal Issues in College and University Internship Programs. Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 12, 58–70.