Whether or not the intern receives pay for their work at an internship site is not relevant to MVS when evaluating the internship for academic credit. The decision to award credit is based on the internship sponsor’s ability to provide the student with a quality learning experience in a professional setting in accordance with the program criteria. If the company provides payment to students, this may increase the number of applications it receives for the position, and it would certainly be an incentive for those students who have to maintain a part-time job throughout college to help cover expenses.


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