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Unpaid Internships

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.

Why Unpaid Internships Are No Catwalk for the Fashion Industry

Ashley Mosley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Style
Ashley Mosley

To this day, many interns in the fashion industry have to choose between unpaid internships, which they may spend every waking hour at, or face not getting into dream positions. Apart from lack of engagement and lost productivity, why are unpaid internships no catwalk for the fashion industry?

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.

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.

Philanthropy Is Not a Privilege of Wealth

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

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.

An Unpaid Intern's Two Cents

Leanna Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Leanna Smith

What I earned at Condé Nast far exceeds the value of any unlimited Metro Card, living stipend, or hourly wage they could have given me.

What Do Interns Mean to Your Company?

Ashley Mosley | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Ashley Mosley

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.