Valentino ’10: New Internship Rules Restrictive

In an OpEd for The Hartford Courant, Lauren Valentino ’10 outlines how the new rules for student internships issued by the Federal Department of Labor have made internships costly for students at liberal arts institutions. Valentino says that one unintended consequence of requiring unpaid internships to be “for-credit” will require liberal arts students to work for free and pay steep fees to attain academic credit. The result is a double financial hit that only the most affluent students will be able to afford.