Health 4 Humanity, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization, is primarily engaged in applied research to gain knowledge or understanding to determine the means by which a specific, recognized need may be. Under direct-supervision and fiscal sponsorship in accordance with IRS Revenue Ruling 68-489, independent research scholars are permitted to choose any "industry subject area" and title from the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Product List for NAICS 5417: Research and Development Services.
This training for an Applied Research and Grant Writer Trainee complies with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Walling v. Portland Terminal Co., 330 U.S. 148 (1947) and the 11-factor test established by the State of California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE):
The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of Health 4 Humanity, Inc., the employer, is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school [to qualify you for an occupation as defined by the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH);
The training is for the benefit of the trainee;
The trainees do not displace regular employees, but work under close observation;
The employer, Health 4 Humanity, Inc., that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees and on occasion, the employer’s operations may actually be impeded;
The trainees are not necessarily entitled to a job at the completion of the training period; and
The employer and the trainee understand that the trainees are not entitled to wages* for the time spent in training.
*Individuals may be paid expenses, reasonable benefits, and a nominal fee from an awarded grant.