Can you still RA for professor without work-study?

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Can you still RA for professor without work-study?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:11 pm

I don't mind working for free for a professor on a topic I liked (I'm interested in academia), but it's just that I am not eligible for work-study in the summer. I would like to know if it's breaking the law for professors to take on voluntary free labor? :? I know there are uncompensated RA positions during the school year, and I was wondering if summer has special rules.

Thanks.

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Re: Can you still RA for professor without work-study?

Postby geekrocker37 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't mind working for free for a professor on a topic I liked (I'm interested in academia), but it's just that I am not eligible for work-study in the summer. I would like to know if it's breaking the law for professors to take on voluntary free labor? :? I know there are uncompensated RA positions during the school year, and I was wondering if summer has special rules.

Thanks.


I don't know exactly how the rules work, but I know here you could work for a professor only if you are not on work study.

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Re: Can you still RA for professor without work-study?

Postby LjakW » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:47 pm

I'm guessing that it depends on your school's rules. I would guess that an academic institution would get a break from the DOL rules prohibiting free labor here.

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Re: Can you still RA for professor without work-study?

Postby zomginternets » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:03 am

Just ask them; they'll either say yes or no. FWIW, one of my profs said that being work-study only was necessary if you wanted to get paid, which I took to mean that he would be down to let you work for free if you weren't




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