rbgrocio wrote:Renzo wrote:rbgrocio wrote:Bosque wrote:First of all, if you work at a firm, they have to pay you. It is an ethics thing.
Second, the poster above me is right. Pretty much any job you have 1L summer is not going to care if you leave a little early, but they will care if you show up late. Or not so much care, but it will be harder to find work. If you schedule your wedding/honeymoon for the end of the summer, you should be ok.
However, that said, it might be a bad idea for other reasons. The end of the summer 1L year is when you should be hard at work trying to get a job for 2L summer. So you might have to spend some of your honeymoon writing cover letters and emails to firms. Up to you if you want to do that, or lose two weeks in the application cycle.
That's not true! Many, if not a lot of firms, don't pay 1Ls... I had about 10 different places where I could work this summer and 8 were unpaid.
You're both right. Unpaid interns at private, for-profit businesses are extremely common, and illegal.
I don't see how it is illegal. Where did you guys get that from... I wanna know!
It's actually not illegal. They can not pay you if the primary purpose of the internship is a tangible educational benefit. If the primary purpose becomes work product, even if there is still an educational benefit, then it becomes illegal.
IMO, no unpaid internship should be illegal. You have two willing participants (student and employer) that are ready to engage in mutually beneficial exchange. Who are we to prohibit that from taking place? If we force the employer to pay students, then some of them might cancel internships altogether, in which case students would be deprived of an essential learning experience.