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Interns Should Get More Out of Internships Than Employers

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Would it be easier to forget about doing internships and just hire somebody to do that job? Yes. It would also be cheaper. But if I hadn't gotten my first internship opportunity through The Fund for American Studies in 1996, I would not be where I am today. Without a doubt. So I'm paying it back.

Missouri Lawmakers Propose An Intern Dress Code To Stop Colleagues From Harassing Students

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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Democrats Want To Extend Civil Rights Protections To Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unpaid interns in most states aren't covered by the same workplace discrimination and harassment laws as employees, but some House Demo...

What It's Like to Intern at Instagram, Cosmo, Man Repeller, and More

Penina Remler | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Penina Remler

There are a ton of internships out there, but when you grow up in a generation that eats, sleeps and breaths for the latest inklings and industries, the number of applicants is increasing all while the number of open positions is plateauing.

An Open Letter to the D.C. Interns on My Morning Commute

Laura Jensen | Posted 06.24.2015 | College
Laura Jensen

Let's take off our masks while waiting for our train. Let's be honest with each other by first being honest with ourselves. You might not know what you're doing. I sure as hell don't know what I'm doing. And I think that's okay.

The Intern's Pocket Guide To Surviving A Summer In DC

Abree Murch | Posted 05.22.2015 | DC
Abree Murch

You're probably frantically trying to pack, making lists of museums and monuments you want to see, and generally wondering what the heck you got yourself into -- especially if this is your first time on your own in a major metropolitan area.

10 Ways to Make the Best First Impression at Your Summer Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Are you starting a summer internship soon? Hopefully, you've been accepted for one of the positions you applied for in your chosen field, and you're getting ready to shift your focus from academia to the business world because that's what getting practical experience in your chosen career field is all about.

The 7 Types Of Bosses College Students Want

Uloop | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Uloop

In my experience, and thanks to some feedback from current and former students, college students appear to want a boss who has the following characteristics.

Why You Need Interns, and Why You Should Pay Them

Mike Harden | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Mike Harden

I'm a big believer in the value of interns. I've gone to different graduate schools and looked through databases of student resumes, searching for people who could help me do market research, financial analysis and other projects. It's one of the smartest moves a business can make.

How (And Why) To Intern The Summer Before College

| Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

By now, you probably understand just how important it is to take advantage of your summers while you’re still in high school. Whether you’re worki...

Top 10 Tips to Making Your Internship a Success

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 04.08.2015 | College
Aubrie Przybysz

What better way to realize your dream then by testing it out. Having an internship isn't what is going to set you apart. It's what you do with it.

Why an Unpaid Internship Was Worth 4,000 Miles and $3,000

Kate Dwyer | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Kate Dwyer

It was fun to step out of my comfort zone, because uncharted territory is exciting (and learning to walk in heels is an important life skill). It was fun to prove to myself how far I will go -- 2,000 miles, apparently -- to make it in a competitive industry.

Finishing an Internship Strong Opens Doors - Stay Focused for Success

Sandy Malone | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Every single day of a good internship makes a difference in your future. Your performance should improve as you learn the job and by the end, you should be a rock star if this is a job field you're meant to enter.

Be the Closer: How to Start and End Conversations at Networking Events

FindSpark | Posted 02.01.2015 | College
FindSpark

Starting and ending conversations at networking is without a doubt where most of that unavoidable networking awkwardness occurs. But it doesn't have to be that way. There's nothing wrong in going into an event with some intro and outro ideas up your sleeve.

How to Find and Get a Real Wedding or Event Planning Internship

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.22.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

It's the beginning of a new fall wedding season, and I've got two fantastic new interns working for me here at Weddings in Vieques. Both recently graduated from college and want to pursue career paths in wedding or event planning.

What I Learned From Having 12 Internships

Clarissa Wei | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Clarissa Wei

I worked at a radio station, a national television network, three local news stations, a reality television production company, a politician's press office, a weekly newspaper, a national newspaper and at a food start-up. I was also heavily involved in my college newspaper.

Internship Insight: Opening the Door to Your Future

Gillian Small | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Gillian Small

A big proponent of internships, having had more than three my senior year alone, I was more than happy to shed light on my experiences, and offered her the following tips:

25 Things You Think Everyday as a Fashion Intern

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 10.25.2014 | Style
Sierra Vandervort

If The Devil Wears Prada, then we wear sweat & anxiety like they're next year's Chanel ballet flats.

Think Tank Apologizes After Telling Amnesty International To 'Suck It' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

A Washington, D.C., think tank apologized on Tuesday for telling the human rights group Amnesty International to “suck it” on Twitter. Early Tu...

Summer Interns: A Few Things Before You Go

Andrew J. Levine | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Andrew J. Levine

You've been challenged this summer and you've made a mistake or two, but you've learned a lot, met some interesting people along the way, and maybe fallen in love -- or out of love -- with a career. This is the way it's supposed to be.

Here's How To Crush Your Internship

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.11.2014 | College

Internships can be daunting, difficult and downright scary. Whether you're filing papers, getting coffee, or sitting in on meetings with CEOs, there a...

Ugandan Happiness

Nourish International | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

3 Keys to Hiring Rockstar Interns for Your Startup

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Scarlett Sieber

At my startup, interns are invaluable. We are running on a skeleton crew and interns play an integral role in daily activities. Over the last year-and-a-half, I have hired interns from a variety of fields from marketing to analytics to web development. Below are my key takeaways for hiring interns.

5 Ways to Source Summer Interns When You're Strapped for Cash

Ashley Mosley | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

While career fairs are a great way to meet summer interns, registration fees can be pretty outrageous. When you're on a budget and strapped for time, but still want the benefits of a career fair, look into virtual meetups.

How to Make Friends (Not Foes) With Your Fellow Interns This Summer

Her Campus | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Her Campus

Making the most of your summer internship involves being open to meeting new people, handling strange situations, and embracing the unfamiliar. Summer internships are all about the experience, and competition should never hinder the learning experience.