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Internship Compensation

We strongly encourage employers to compensate interns. Interns can add significant value to your organization and a paid internship may also create a more competitive applicant pool. Companies posting unpaid internships must make it clear that the position is unpaid and are encouraged to review the NACE position statement on U.S. internships and compensation and the criteria put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Levels of Internship Compensation

Typically, Bentley intern wages for undergraduate majors range from $10-$20 per hour, while students in the graduate programs may earn $15-$25 or greater.

Eligibility for Academic Credit for Internship

Bentley undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to obtain an internship for credit. Students have the option to participate in Bentley’s three-credit academic internship during their junior and senior year, managed by the appropriate faculty internship coordinator. In addition, Bentley undergraduate students who have successfully completed the Career Development Introduction Seminar (CDI 101) are eligible to enroll in a one-credit Career Development Internship (CDI 102) academic internship, managed by Career Services. During the internship, the intern’s supervisor will be asked to complete a performance evaluation for the student.

Bentley graduate students also have an option for unpaid internships; and, depending on the program they are enrolled in, may be required to follow these guidelines.