In April of 2010 the United States Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division - provided updated information regarding unpaid internships. This information is designed to help employers determine whether interns must be paid a wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for services they provided to "for-profit" private sector employers.
The following content, taken directly from the DOL website, is included in this packet to help you, the employer, decide if the intern position(s) you are offering should be paid or not. Please note the six criteria that must be applied when making your determination.
For information regarding questions you may have on this topic, you can go to the Wage and Hour Division Website: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm