We encourage our students to have both internship and co-op experiences. While co-ops are always for pay, they can also include credit if a student wants it.  Students are responsible for working with the Career Office and their faculty sponsor on setting up an experience for credit.  Learn more about Internships and Co-ops at UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst complies with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding unpaid internships. In order to protect themselves from any potential liability which could arise from the offering of an unpaid internship, the employer should make sure that the internship opportunity meets the guidelines developed by the Fair Labor Standards Act referenced above. 

 

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