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Here's Why the Intern Movie Is a Comedy, Not a Tragedy

Jessica Pliska | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
Jessica Pliska

When 70-year-old Ben Whittaker, played by Robert DeNiro in The Intern, shows up for his first day of work, the experience feels familiar to anyone who has ever been an outsider.

Bob Is Back!

Sabine Reichel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

First of all: I want what Bob is having! I want to be in that senior intern program!! It looks like so much fun, and it's just what I need, although I'm not a widow and a few years younger than him. Finally, I can get respect and appreciation, I can teach young people a thing or two just by being my interesting, experienced self.

Internship Makeup: How to Embrace the 'Less Is More' Idea

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2015 | College

While acceptable makeup styles can vary widely between different types of internships, a good rule of thumb is to go with a natural look - for the most part.

Look for the College Experiences that Will Get You Hired

Robert Franek | Posted 09.08.2015 | College
Robert Franek

Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of the year. September is when I take my show on the road, traveling the country to talk to high school students, parents, and college counselors about what they need to know about researching and applying to colleges.

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Seven Things to Remember When You Leave an Internship

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Jessica Pliska

Many students spend months working on getting internships. They spend days deciding what to wear to make the right first impression, but the reality is that your last impression counts for as much as your first one.

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.

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

5 Lessons Learned Working for the World's Largest Youth-Run Company

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation.

Nailed It: 5 Ways to Finish Your Internship Strong

Nick Bailey | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Nick Bailey

Whether your experience was great, less than great or somewhere in between, you've got one last chance to nail it this summer.

21 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Internship

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Maintain your contacts as much as possible after you leave your internship. Check back in every once in a while, and reach out to them when you're looking for more permanent positions.

5 Tips for Turning a Successful Internship into a Real Job

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

If you're a typical undergrad or new grad with a summer internship, you're almost to the finish line now.

Four Things Every Intern Must Do Before Their Internship Ends

Vicki Salemi | Posted 07.24.2015 | College
Vicki Salemi

The summer is flying by very quickly, and for interns, this means their experience has reached the midpoint. Instead of waiting for the last week to really dive in to an internship, here are four things every intern should start doing now to make the most out of the experience and become unforgettable in the eyes of their employer.

Why I Chose Summer Camp

Caroline Catlin | Posted 07.23.2015 | College
Caroline Catlin

They've taught me about choosing joy over hardship, about embracing my own silliness, about how to work on things I needed to work on to in order to become the person I want to be. And most of all, perhaps, they've taught me to treasure the magic of small moments.

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.

Where to Intern in 2015: Vault's Top 50

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you are in college (or have a child who is), it's time to start the search for a summer 2015 internship. While some people might think seven months is a bit too far in advance to start searching, they would be wrong. Competition to get an internship in your desired industry, much less company, is aggressive.

An Open Letter to Employers Hosting Summer Interns (Part Two)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

It's up to you to provide the orientation, guidance and motivation to help them succeed. In turn, you gain some fresh perspectives and new skills, in addition to an extra set of hands to hopefully ease your workload this summer and advance your business objectives.

How To Impress Us

Nicola Kraus | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Nicola Kraus

You've done it! Landed the summer internship or maybe even the job. I know a thing or two about only having a few weeks to wow someone. As a woman who grew up to employ a buttload of interns, I'd like to share with you a few tips for leaving them wanting more.

The Not-So Glamorous Side To Magazines

Hope Kumor | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Hope Kumor

Gosh, the first time I watched the Devil Wears Prada, my eyes glowed with envy of Anne Hathaway, who worked for a magazine. I was so jealous of her style, job and role at the high end fashion magazine.

Launch Your Startup with Livit in Bali, Indonesia

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
M. Shannon Hernandez

Are you looking for a supportive environment to build and grow your technology-based startup? The Livit Ecosystem may just be the answer to your startup needs.

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.

Why I'll Never Regret My 'Devil Wears Prada' Internship

Megan Lasher | Posted 06.24.2015 | College
Megan Lasher

Summer is the season of internships, and in New York City, you can spot an intern from a mile away. They're marked by their crumpled blazers and the fact that they're carrying multiple hot coffees and sprinting in flats to catch the subway.

We Were Never Their Age - An Ode to Interns and Recent Grads

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

To many companies, this time of year brings a group of interns and recent college grads into the ranks of employees. Some interns are returning from last semester or last summer while others are new.

The Nonprofit Where Society's Forgotten Find Purpose: Baker Industries

Robin Spiess | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Robin Spiess

These are the workers here at Baker, and in a lot of ways, they are the ones society would tend to ignore. They're the ones with physical disabilities, or with mental handicaps; the ones with criminal records, or with past drug addictions; the ones for whom finding a steady job is a massive challenge.

5 Ways to Turn Your Liberal Arts Education Into a Startup Internship

Penina Remler | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Aside from Meryl Streep's legacy and architecture resembling Hogwarts, Vassar College captivated me most as I heard students tell their amazing success stories. After receiving my acceptance letter, I couldn't help but wonder about the path that I would carve for myself.