09/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Students Pay Services to Obtain Unpaid Internships

With paying jobs so hard to get in this weak market, a lot of college graduates would gladly settle for a nonpaying internship. But even then, they are competing with laid-off employees with far more experience.

So growing numbers of new graduates or, more often, their parents are paying thousands of dollars to services that help them land internships.

Call these unpaid internships that you pay for.