Am I really an intern or just an employee who isn't getting paid?
Unpaid internships are legal only if they meet this six-part test.
I recently graduated from college. Because I couldn't find a paid position in my field (fashion design), I took an unpaid internship. I was promised plenty of hands-on experience and opportunities, but the only things I've had my hands on are the copy machine, my employer's dogs and kids, and groceries. I am doing almost nothing related to fashion, and instead am basically serving as a gofer and household help to a couple of the designers. Is this legal?