5 Lessons From History’s Most Famous Interns

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Do you ever feel like your internship is a waste of time? Do you wish you could fast-forward through the coffee runs and paper filing, and get on with the rest of your career? Maybe it’s time to sit down and reflect on the experience you’re gaining as an intern. While internships often receive a bad reputation in the workplace, … Read More

6 Do’s And Don’ts Of Pursuing An Internship Lawsuit

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A few weeks ago, a former “Late Show” intern sued Dave Letterman and CBS for her unpaid internship with the company. However, this intern soon realized she made a mistake and issued an apology stating she would drop the lawsuit against Dave Letterman and CBS. Cases like this one serve as an excellent example of why young adults must be cautious … Read More

5 Ways To Prevent An Internship Lawsuit

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Earlier this month, a former CBS Late Night Show intern filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting and Dave Letterman’s Worldwide Pants on behalf of herself and everyone who interned for the show. The former intern, who worked for the show in 2008, claimed she was performing the work of a paid employee, worked 40 hours, and didn’t receive academic credit … Read More

How To Get Paid Your Value

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Did you recently find the internship of your dreams, but it doesn’t pay a single dime? Finding a paid internship is a frustrating challenge for college students. The reality is, not every employer understands the value of an intern or has the means to compensate their interns. Unfortunately, this causes college students to accept internships without getting paid and miss … Read More

3 Reasons Internship Auctions Must End

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Need internship experience? How does paying $50,000 sound? Over the last month, The Weinstein Company was auctioning off an internship valued at $50,000. The production and distribution company boasted this internship as a rare opportunity for college students and interns to “learn all the ins and outs of the movie business.” On Aug. 14, the internship ended up being sold at the … Read More

Data Reveals If Your Internship Will Turn Into A Job

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This past year, internship to job conversion rose to 51.2 percent. So, your internship is more likely to turn into a full-time job now, right? Well, maybe. This interactive infographic depicts data from a new LinkedIn study about the correlation between students who do internships and how often those internships turn into full-time jobs. What does this tell us? Some … Read More

4 Tips For Writing A Departure Letter For Your Internship

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As you wrap up projects during the last week of your internship, it’s time to start thinking about ways you can leave a lasting impression. Don’t just leave. Make the most of your internship by sharing your experience with your coworkers in an internship departure letter (with permission, of course), ensuring everyone knows who you are. Follow these tips for … Read More

5 Alternatives To Finding An Internship

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Didn’t get a chance to snag an internship for the upcoming academic year? No worries! It isn’t too late to find an alternative that will still provide you with great experience. Here are some ideas to help you gain experience this year without an internship: 1. Study abroad. Well, maybe you won’t be off to Germany next month, but at … Read More

How To Land A Hot Startup Internship

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Landing an internship at a startup is a dream many college students and young professionals have. Whether it’s having the opportunity to work on cool mobile apps or working in a trendy office, many college students would love to be a startup intern. Although most college students think these internships are just a dream, there are  several things you can do … Read More

What It’s Like To Intern At Top Companies

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For nearly every college student, it’s a dream to intern for a Fortune 500 company. Since Fortune 500 internships can be difficult secure, it makes one curious if these rumors are really true about how awesome it is to work for a company like Google or Apple. For those of you who wonder what it’s like to work at some … Read More