Carnegie Mellon University

Unpaid Internships for Minors

Before employing anyone under the age 18 ("minor"), contact your HR Manager to ensure you are in compliance with child labor laws.

In addition, employing minors in the workplace may trigger background certification obligations under the Pennsylvania Act 153. In general, the supervisor of a minor employee, as well as any other employee who routinely interacts with a minor employee must obtain background certifications. Please see the Pennsylvania Act 153 page for more information about required background certifications for working with minors.