Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Author Accepted Manuscript

Keywords

experiential education, experiential learning, community settings, college & professional education, higher education

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Experiential Education

Issue

February 2022

Abstract

Background: This research outlines important factors in the development of a for-credit internship program by providing a historical context of internship work dating back to the original case of Walling v. Portland Terminal (1947), which outlined acceptable non-paid work of trainees, to more current applications of these labor laws in Wang v. Hearst (2016) and Glatt v. Foxlight Pictures (2016) then connects those legal precedents with current research in best practices.

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to examine legal implications on for-credit internship programs and create recommendations based on United States law. Methodology/Approach: This work uses peer-reviewed research to support recommendation in internship development, implementation, and evaluation.

Findings/Conclusions: Recommendations for programmatic implementation are made to avoid potential litigation against higher education institutions, faculty, staff, students, and internship placement organizations.

Implications: These legal cases inform higher education and considerations in change to organizational policies and practices as it relates to fair labor, program development, and oversight of experiential education.

Department

Department of Communication and Media

Department

Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

Comments

Author Accepted Manuscript is accepted for publication in Journal of Experiential Education, February 2022, by Sage Journals. DOI: 10.1177/10538259221081669

Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses

Original Publication Date

2-2022

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Copyright

©2022 The authors. Author Accepted Manuscript. CC By-NC-ND

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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