To Pay or Not to Pay
That is the question.
The Department of Labor has developed specific guidelines on the use of unpaid interns. In many cases this practice is prohibited and therefore any employer considering the use of unpaid interns is advised to refer to the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division’s Fact Sheet #71.
The State of Nebraska has recognized the value of internship experience for students and has implemented a program to assist employers in offsetting some of the costs of hiring interns. While the funds are directed at targets industries, the breadth of industries is quite expansive. You are encouraged to visit the Nebraska Department of Economic Development - InterNE and InternNE Internship Grants to determine if your business might be eligible for some financial assistance in the payment of interns.
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