We typically limit the amount on hours based on if you will be paying your intern. Please see our scales below:
- If an Employer requests an unpaid internship, the intern will be limited to work a maximum of 20 hours a week with your organization.
Why? Over 80% of community college students have part-time or full-time jobs while they are in school. If an employer is asking for unrealistic hours, it will be very difficult to get any interest from students to participate in your internship. College is expensive.
- If an Employer is willing to pay an hourly wage for the intern, GREAT! This will increase the likelihood of getting interest from students and the candidates will be well-skilled and suited for the position. In this case, the student is essentially your "employee" therefore, the Employer can request the intern work more hours. HOWEVER, we highly suggest being flexible to accommodate the student's school schedule. We want to ensure they do not face any obstacles in obtaining their degrees.