Essentially, interns are part-time employees of the Harvard Foundation, and associates are volunteers. As an intern, you are expected to commit to at least 3 hours of work a week for all 4 years of your college career. Attendance at weekly meetings is also required. While interns are paid, associates enjoy more flexibility. They work with the office on a year-to-year basis, focus on promoting diversity through house/dorm specific events, and only have to attend monthly meetings. Additionally, only freshmen and sophomores may apply to be interns, but there is no class restriction for associate applicants.