Fair internship compensation?
January 10, 2013 8:37 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend:
I have the opportunity to have an intern work part time (sixteen hours or about twice a week) for me and I need to figure out how compensation might work here. We're a very small business and this is the first time we've dealt with internships.
posted by Kitty Stardust to Work & Money (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The intern in question is a post-grad (bachelor's) looking to have some experience before she starts a graduate program in this field in the Fall. She won't be receiving any college credit for the internship. I have two ideas about compensation:
1. A flat weekly payment
2. Straight hourly wage
I can't tell how much would be a fair payment. The intern would likely shadow some of the other employees in the office and do some small research projects. I was thinking to start her at the same rate as reception, but I wasn't sure if this was the best option here. Ideas?