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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.

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...

Samantha Lachman

A Shocking Number Of States Don't Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination And Sexual Harassment

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Connecticut's House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would protect unpaid interns from workplace harassment and discrimi...

The Invisible Hand Is in Your Pocket Now

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Llewellyn King

We are witnessing a vast change in the way we pay for things with tipping subsidizing companies, fees fattening airlines, banks and hotels against the interest - and often the foreknowledge - of the customer.

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.

How Millennials Feel About Unpaid Internships

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.27.2014 | College

A resounding majority of millennials object to the use of unpaid internships, a poll by OurTime.org finds OurTime.org, a millennial advocacy group,...

Four Ways You Can Seek Back Pay For An Unpaid Internship

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 05.10.2014 | College

At ProPublica, we've heard from a lot of unpaid interns. You've told us about walking your boss's dog, fact-checking for magazines and even doing the ...

Dave Jamieson

White House Ignores Calls To Pay Interns

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as it pushes Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the Obama administration is resisting calls to pay interns who ...

Unpaid Interns In Major City Gain Right To Sue

AP | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Tuesday that makes sure the city's law against discrimination applies to inter...

How to Find an Intern Who Will Make an Impact for Your Business

Matt Hunckler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Matt Hunckler

It's a coin toss. At least, that's how some feel about hiring interns. And if you didn't have any tools for finding an intern and coaching them, you'd be right. Lucky for you, you really can find interns who add more to your business than tweets, blog posts and their newfound knowledge about Snapchat.

Why Are Interns Sleeping on Toilets?

Gene Marks | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Gene Marks

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.

You Know Who Else Uses Unpaid Interns? Colleges And Universities

ProPublica | Casey McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

For students interested in a career in sports management, Arizona State University has what seems like a great opportunity. The school's athletic prog...

State To Address Disturbing Loophole In Workplace Rights

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

A California legislator plans to introduce a bill protecting unpaid interns from workplace discrimination and harassment -- protections they now are n...

Why Unpaid Internships Negatively Impact Women

Ashley Mosley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Ashley Mosley

You deserve to be paid for your time and duties during your internship. It's time to fight the outdated idea that "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" and working for free will get you ahead in your career.

A Prestigious Program, But No Paycheck

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 10.01.2013 | College

Northwestern University's journalism school boasts of its prowess in preparing students for prestigious careers — but it also serves as a pipeline f...

11 Ways College Athletes Are Treated Worse Than Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Unpaid interns across the country are questioning the fairness (and legality) of not getting paid for their work. But another group of young adults wo...

Campaign Pushes Colleges To Stop Steering Students Toward Unpaid Internships

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 08.31.2013 | College

-- A nascent campaign against employers' use of unpaid interns is taking aim at what critics call some of the longstanding practice's biggest enabler...

Unpaid Interns Aren't Even Protected From Sexual Harassment

ProPublica | Blair Hickman and Christie Thompson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

ProPublica: In 1994, Bridget O’Connor began an internship at Rockland Psychiatric Center, where one of the doctors allegedly began to refer to he...

Interns Rise Up -- and Get Me a Pastry

Gavin Shulman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Do you know how many people would pay anything to get paid nothing and do all my work for me? It's disgusting. And to think how unappreciative you are.

Colleges Draw Criticism For Their Role In Fostering Unpaid Internships

The Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 06.24.2013 | College

The debate over unpaid internships has largely focused on the employers that offer them. But as interns are taking companies to court, advocates are t...

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Unpaid Internships?

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the ent...

College, Was It Really Worth It?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

As graduation parties and celebrations come to a one thought lingers in the minds of graduates across the globe: "was college really worth it?" Yes and no. Yes, if you're willing to go above and beyond in the classroom and outside the classroom.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability. In fact, what's needed are comprehensive programs across the nation that enable promising students to overcome long odds and become dynamic contributors and role models.

Her Story: My 'Paid' Internship Failed to Pay Me

Her Campus | Posted 12.01.2012 | College
Her Campus

I pride myself on having a head screwed soundly on my shoulders and a strong gut instinct. I fully realize that it sounds like I should have bolted and ran at this point. And believe me, I knew something was off.

Lawsuit Over Fox Interns Gets Taken To Next Level

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment

Attorneys in a lawsuit that previously focused on a single internship program within Fox Entertainment group are looking to expand the case to include...