Before you host interns on your farm or accept a position as
an intern, it's important to become familiar with state and federal laws and
good internship practices.
Knowing these laws and practices
- Help ensure a good experience for both the host and the
- Prevent misunderstandings, disputes, and even lawsuits or
It is important to understand that a for-profit private business
cannot use volunteers as interns. Farm internships may be exempt from minimum
wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act if they meet
The resources below include information about laws and
regulations regarding internships and existing farm internship programs.
For internship seekers