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Unpaid Internships

Why Paid Internships Matter

Laura Rowley | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Laura Rowley

Here's a truly dumb idea: Let's reserve valuable internships for the wealthiest students alone, at a time when college costs continue to surge past middle-class family incomes and available aid. This is what a recent op-ed effectively recommends.

Charlie Rose Settles Lawsuit

Posted 12.21.2012 | Media

Charlie Rose's production company agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on by a former intern who claimed the company violated New York State labor laws ...

Rock Your Next Internship at Every Stage of the Game

Brazen Life | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Brazen Life

A concise, upbeat and professional message in the body of the email that expresses interest in the available internship goes a long way and gives you the opportunity to wow the employer with your clean writing before they even open your resume.

Work for Free? The Internship Dilemma

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Parents and students expressed frustration that most internships are unpaid and that many universities now require students to enroll in a class. Hopefully, I can provide some answers to those of you who get frustrated or need more insight to internships.

4 Reasons You Should (Still!) Take an Internship

Cathryn Vandewater | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cathryn Vandewater

Interns have long gone unpaid, unthanked and sent on one too many coffee runs. But a recent slew of class action suits raises the question: where does opportunity end and exploitation begin?

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.

Joe Satran

'Black Swan' Intern Lawsuit Wins Skirmish | Joe Satran | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

Former "Black Swan" interns Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman won a small skirmish in their court battle with Fox Searchlight this morning when Judge W...

'Starting College Is Exciting And TERRIFYING'

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen

By Rachael For some of you, these are the last days of your childhood. High school is over. In less than a month, you’re going to say goodbye to ...

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...

The Best Internships In America

Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

Interns are willing to do a lot for little (or sometimes no) money and a chance to add a bit of prestigious experience to their resume. But at some co...

Holy Grails! The 20 Best Internships (And The Dollars They Pay)

Posted 05.04.2012 | College

Who says internships are nothing more than unpaid slave labor? A new report from Glassdoor details 20 of their highest rated companies which not on...

Measuring Happiness

The Morningside Post | Posted 06.12.2012 | College
The Morningside Post

The failure of our degrees to have the same value as 60 years ago reflects how in our current age, the Information Revolution has again changed the way society invests in its youth.

Fellow Millennials, Listen Up: The Case for Personal Responsibility

Mari Fagel | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Mari Fagel

You can't blame a school because you spent thousands of dollars of tuition money and didn't get the job you wanted because, at the end of the day, it was your own choice to go to school.

Hollywood Internships: Racket or for Real?

Gina Hall | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Gina Hall

If you intern on a show, will you get to help put together a call sheet? Make sure to ask this in the interview. Yes, internships will consist of fetching lunch orders, answering phones and making copies, but a good internship will come with perks that you need to advance your career.

Intern Sues Major Publisher

Daily Intel | Noreen Malone | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media

Life as a media intern is rough. You make minimum wage if you're one of the lucky ones, nothing if you're not, and sometimes, you're even out a pretty...

Paying to Play: The Problem With For-Credit Internships

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

My generation has already made sacrifices, and we are sure to make many more. I work hard, pay my dues and don't often complain. But I am no longer willing to pretend this exploitative practice that is unpaid, for-credit internships is acceptable.

Hiring Unpaid Interns: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Interns can be a great resource for a small company -- they're cheap, they're motivated and they bring a young perspective. And sometimes they even wo...

Trickle Down Unemployment and Corporate Slight of Hand

James Marshall Reilly | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
James Marshall Reilly

The post-graduate internship has, in many cases, replaced the entry level job, which is creating a ripple effect across the entire marketplace. The fact is, the job market has been flooded with a pool of highly educated and very cheap labor.

Earning Your Stripes: Internships & Business

Rise Birnbaum | Posted 08.29.2011 | College
Rise Birnbaum

With the job market really dry out there for newly-minted college grads, what's a kid to do?

Should I Feel Guilty About My Unpaid Internship?

| CC Staff | Posted 08.20.2011 | College

No one would ever walk up to a friend on financial aid and accuse her parents of being lazy, good-for-nothing, bad parents for not making enough money...

How To Lose An Internship In 10 Ways

| Emily Grier | Posted 08.10.2011 | College

You've spent hours hitting the books to maintain your almost flawless GPA. You gave up the Taylor Swift concert with all of your friends to finish up ...

Unpaid Internships And The Jobless People Fighting For Them

Los Angeles Times | Alana Semuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Working for no pay isn't the preferred route out of unemployment, but it offers valuable experience and the inside track to jobs once they do open up....

Unpaid Internships: Elephant in the Room

Robin Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robin Richards

There's a lot to be said about unpaid internships. Is it an economic dilemma that employers need to tackle? Or is it a political quandary for the government to figure out?

Are Internships The New Entry-Level Jobs?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many of this recent and future college graduates may be stuck with internships instead of entry-level positions after earning their degrees, according...

Young, Eager and Unemployed

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Beenish Ahmed

Today, employers are free to pick the perfect candidate to update spreadsheets without offering anything beyond a letter of recommendation -- which they'll probably have lowly interns "draft."