Unpaid internships offered in Florida

Small and midsize firms in Florida have come up with a creative solution to their staffing problems by approaching law schools to recruit summer associates who would be willing to work for free. According to reports, the requests for free labor have met with resistance form the law schools, who refuse to post the advertisements and refer the firms to federal labor laws on unpaid internships. According to Robert Levine, the assistant dean for career development at Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center, unpaid internships should be coordinated through the school's clinical program. In addition, Labor standards state that a for-profit business can use unpaid interns only of the employer derives ‘no immediate advantage’ from the work.

Unpaid internships offered in Florida abajournal.com abajournal.com Tue, Aug 24, 2010