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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.

Unpaid U.N. Intern Was Living Out Of A Tent In Geneva

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

Think your unpaid internship is bad? The high cost of living in Geneva drove this United Nations intern to camp in a city park.  It's been a sog...

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.

Meet The Woman Getting Interns To Unionize

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business

She's an intern herself.

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...

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.

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Resume

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Based on Devon and Kayla's observations, and my own experience, I've created a list of five things that will make or break your resume:

Nonprofit Work A Non-Option For Some Young People, As 57% Of Industry Internships Are Unpaid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact

Cortney Harding knows how it feels to be at the bottom of the office food chain. The Wellesley College alumnus had completed seven unpaid internsh...

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...

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 ...

New Grads Aren't Looking for the Right Jobs for the Right Reasons -- Perks Are Earned!

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Sandy Malone

Herein lies the basic disconnect: The young, new graduates are suffering from the grand misconception that merely graduating entitles them to a fabulous career. You do not graduate and get a CAREER. You get a job.

Dave Jamieson

Former Howard Stern Intern Sues Sirius XM Over Unpaid Internships

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media

A former intern for The Howard Stern Show has sued the radio personality's broadcaster, Sirius XM Radio, claiming that the company's unpaid internship...

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 ...

Are Millennials Laying Groundwork for a Third Political Party?

Brad Chase | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Washington has failed young Americans for too long. Millennials struck out with Congress and the White House, winning nothing but minor concessions as their financial and job fortunes continue to stagnate. Now they're striking back.

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...

The Perfect Summer Job: Why Waiting Tables Beats an Internship

Lori Janjigian | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

I allowed myself to fall into the trap of thinking that an internship was much too important to turn down -- even if it cost me money and taught me very little.

Beware the D.C. Internship

Alex Holt | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Alex Holt

Are you a smart undergraduate from a middle-class family looking for summer work that will leverage all those expensive classes into a potential futur...

How to Land an Entertainment Internship

Uloop | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Uloop

There are lots of different ways to show your passion, and in the interview, you want to make sure that your enthusiasm shines through in as many ways as possible. Remember, you want them to want to hire you.

The Internship Debate: Messing With a Good Thing Could Be a Bad Idea

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

While I can understand the concern about internships being an excuse to underpay recent grads, I think that's truly a misrepresentation, at least when it's a good internship program.

The Value Of Internships That Don't Work Out

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Internships are complex for young, ambitious hopefuls. On one hand, they're thrilled to gain access to that most coveted company or work environment. ...

No Intern Pay? No Protection From Harassment

Ashley Mosley | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

When many people think of unpaid internships, they assume the only thing missing from the opportunity is pay and benefits. This couldn't be further from the truth. Unpaid internships also lack another crucial element: Protection from harassment.

Creating an Educational Internship Program (Without Overhauling It)

Ashley Mosley | Posted 04.13.2014 | Small Business
Ashley Mosley

Contrary to popular belief, education isn't just something acquired in the classroom. When it comes to your internship program, providing your interns...

Five Legal Myths That Can Cost You a Fortune

Jack Garson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Your mom already warned you: Just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean you should. Remember the bridge?

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.