In our experience, almost all internships in computer science are paid. We do not consider whether an internship is paid or unpaid in evaluating its suitability for earning credit.
Both students and employers should be aware of laws governing unpaid work. Some starting points include:
- RI Governor’s Workforce Board: Common Legal Questions About Interns (PDF)
- U.S. Department of Labor: Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act