INTERNSHIP DURATION AND HOURS
- Internships must be no more than one term (or ten weeks) in duration for unpaid positions with for-profit companies. The length of paid internships can be one academic term, 6 months, or even up to an academic year, but the duration should be agreed upon by both the student and the employer early in the process. Internships should never be indefinite or ongoing. Most internships are designed to follow the academic calendar and will involve working on a project that lasts throughout a term, others may be designed to span the summer months when many students are not enrolled in classes. An optimal work week is 10-15 hours, but some internships may be full-time over the summer.