Columbia University halts academic credit for internship

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In an attempt to pressure employers to pay interns in accordance with Labor Department guidelines, Columbia University will no longer offer its undergraduates registration credits in exchange for internship experience. The policy takes effect immediately, though the school says it will consider exceptions for students who have already signed on for internships that expect them to be receiving “R” credits, which don’t count towards graduation.

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