- Unpaid/Non-Credit Internship Programs
U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act on Unpaid/Non-Credit Internship
It is strongly preferred that organizations pay interns for work performed. If your
organization is unable to offer a paid internship, please consider helping the student
with a stipend for expenses related to their internship. If your organization hosts
unpaid internships, Stony Brook University’s Career Center recommends that you carefully
U.S. Department of Labor's Fair Labor Standards Act on Internship Programs.
The Career Center will only post/promote unpaid internships with for-profit or not-for-profit
organizations that meet the following criteria:
The organization must be willing to take necessary steps for students who wish to
gain academic credit for their experiences and provide offer letters.
- Unpaid internships must not exceed 15 hours a week
- The Career Center reserves the right to decline to post any unpaid/non-credit internship
- Credit Bearing F2F Internship Programs
Credit-Bearing F2F Internships: COVID-19 Changes
Employers Hiring Students in Credit Bearing F2F Internships: Students requesting to
register for an academic internship in a specific semester will be permitted to accept
on-site experiences with the appropriate documentation. Employers should be prepared
to supply processes/procedures currently being used to encourage and maintain a safe
work environment during the time of COVID-19, considerations and recommendations from
the CDC, local, and state governments. These procedures will be reviewed as part of
the approval process that includes Career Services staff, program faculty, and academic
- Non-Discrimination Policy for Internships (P102R)
Non-Discrimination Policy for Internships (P102R)
Consistent with federal and state guidelines, Stony Brook University does not discriminate
on the basis of any protected class including race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status or status
as a veteran or disabled veteran in its educational programs or in employment. Title
IX also prohibits other forms of sex discrimination such as harassment or sexual violence.
For more information on Stony Brook Title IX, please visit the
Title IX website.