b. a short essay explaining what the applicant hopes to achieve in his/her college career,
including educational, professional, and personal goals.
c. letters of recommendation from instructors, administrators, or community leaders.
9. THE MWR PAYMENT IN KIND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. The purpose of the MWR
Payment In Kind Internship Program is to actively recruit students throughout the year from
colleges or universities and offer them the opportunity to gain professional experience and in
some situations, offer students the opportunity to obtain academic credit. The Coast Guard
MWR Program may accept these intern services under the authority of reference (b).
Individuals who participate in this program do so with the agreement and understanding that
they are not entitled to pay and/or benefits, and their services are offered freely and without
pressure or coercion, direct or implied, from the Coast Guard in accordance with reference
(c). A copy of the Payment In Kind Intern Agreement must be executed prior to accepting an
intern under this program (See Enclosure (1)). Payment In Kind interns are considered
employees of the Coast Guard MWR Program when providing services to that program only
for the purposes of (1) compensation for injuries occurring during the performance of
approved payment in kind services, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 8171, and (2) claims for damages
or losses pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2733 and 28 U.S.C. Part 6 Chapter 171. For the purpose of
the MWR Payment In Kind Internship Program, the reimbursement is not assigned a dollar
value. Incidental expenses may be reimbursed (See paragraph 10. below).
10. REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES UNDER THE MWR PAYMENT IN KIND
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. Intern may be authorized reimbursement for certain incidental
expenses as described below. Funding support for intern incidental expenses must be paid by
the local command with NAF at the discretion of the commanding officer. The following is
a list of expenses that may be reimbursed to volunteer interns participating in this program:
a. travel for training to improve effectiveness in assigned roles or to enable interns to accept
increasingly greater challenges;
b. travel for training, to include enrollment expenses, travel, and per diem, held at another
site, if it is determined that the supported organization would benefit from the off-site
training. Interns may receive an advance of travel and transportation allowance upon
presentation of an approved travel request.
c. use of privately owned vehicle (POV) to perform Payment In Kind duties is a
reimbursable expense. Lodging, subsistence, and travel incident to the period of
internship may be reimbursed or provided in-kind. Current Federal Travel Regulations
11. PROCEDURES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MWR PAYMENT IN KIND
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. To participate in the MWR Payment In Kind Internship
Program the following criteria must be met:
a. the student must be a member in good standing in an institution of higher education;