It sounds so good. You have someone who wants to work for free just to get their foot in the door. Or they just want to help out. But, there’s this thing called the minimum wage. If someone is doing something that you would otherwise pay someone to do, then you have to pay them at least the minimum wage. If the person is there to just learn or to shadow someone and they don’t add any value to your company by getting a job done, then they can be an unpaid intern. If you are a non-profit, then the person can volunteer their time. But things are not always so clear. This article in Fast Company provides a good overview of the current state of the law on interns and volunteers.