This whole intern thing raises a few questions. Most importantly, how can these people in the banking industry be working so many hours when I can't even make deposit at my local branch after 3 p.m., huh? Oh, and I have other questions too.
The NGO field, with its lower pay, risky travel and odd hours, needs committed and passionate individuals willing to make a career out of it, and one of the most promising demographics we can find that in is the millennials.
These freshly-hired graduates, with dollar signs in their eyes and visions of grand lifestyles in their heads, are subject to ridiculous working hours and conditions, because the employers know the thought process and know they will do whatever it takes.
What exactly is an intern? Well, they're not an administrative superstar or an expert coffee fetcher. If the first thing that comes to mind is cheap or free labor, then it's time to send your definition back to the drawing board.
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When you ask your average college student about their summer internship, you're probably more likely to hear a nightmare story about eight weeks spent fetching coffee than you are to hear a story about a meaningful summer spent getting industry experience.
Unpaid internships are a staple in the fashion industry. This is because students and recent graduates faced with the competitive job and internship market will do whatever it takes to get their foot in the door. But will unpaid fashion internships soon be a faux pas?
It's time to wake up and smell the coffee your intern fetched for you -- internships have transformed a class problem into a gender problem. What can we do to remedy this situation? The roadmap is clear, but it's a long one.
Employers must, and many don't, treat their interns with respect, as they do their salaried employees. But that doesn't mean that, as an intern, you're entitled to the same self-government as the employees around you.
As an intern you are still a reflection of a company's corporate culture and even though summer may feel like a casual time of year, or your office may follow a business casual dress code, do not dress down.