My internship was paid, and I was very fortunate for it being so. My wage was great in helping me to fund my college education. While I am not going to divulge my hourly wage, I would suggest that anything ranging from 15-25 $/hr would be an appropriate expectation. With that being said, I would always value experience over a wage. Even if a prospective intern is offered less than this range, the experience of working at Alcon was one that was very valuable. During my time there I was able to learn a lot from co-workers who had impressive resumes and plentiful experiences. Disclaimer: This wage approximation is solely coming from my personal experience. I do not know how much other co-ops were compensated, or if they were even compensated at all. I have a stong belief that others were compensated but I cannot 100% claim that they were.