Tag: Interns

Question: Can we hire an intern on an F-1 student visa to be a regular employee once the internship is completed? Are F-1 students authorized to work in the United States? Answer: This practice is permissible only for a limited period of time following graduation. If a student on an F-1 visa does not obtain…

Question: What are the differences between a fellowship and an internship? Answer: A fellowship is typically an advanced learning/study program to advance and expand areas of knowledge. Certain medical and engineering and other scientific specialties employ fellowships. It’s a combination of training and practical experience to gain advanced knowledge in a particular field. Typically fellowships are done…

Question:  What paperwork should an “unpaid” intern for 14 weeks at a nonprofit organization complete? Answer:  Provide the intern with a brief offer letter stating that the internship is unpaid for the length of the training assignment (14 weeks) and ensure that the intern understands your company rules, the expectations of what her assignment is…

Question:  Can an intern begin employment before her social security card has arrived? Answer:  Our very strong advice to you is NOT to allow the person to start work until she can provide legal documentation certifying the legal right to work in the United States (even for temporary internships).  If the individual has been granted…

Question: We are an accounting firm and hire interns (generally students in their junior and senior years) to do professional accounting work for clients alongside our CPAs and with their supervision. They earn at least twice the salary test wage of $455 per week and are paid on a salary basis. We do not pay…