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As an intern, am I covered under the Employment Act (EA) or the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)?

The Employment Act and Work Injury Compensation Act cover employees engaged under a contract of service. This includes internships if there is a contract of service signed between the intern and the employer.

However, for internships that students undergo as part of their academic course requirements in schools, they will not be subjected to the legal provisions in the EA and WICA.