Recommended Reading: What the Best Interns Look Like

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NY Times Unpaid Internship

Every Monday, I start the week with the internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current. Top 10 Qualities of an Effective Intern: What does it take to rank among the best interns? These are the qualities you need to succeed. Read more. Every Unpaid Internship is Illegal: Recently, the … Read More

Recommended Reading: How To Afford An Unpaid Internship

Heather R. HuhmanRecommended Reading

NY Times Unpaid Internship

Every Monday, I start the week with the internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current. Missouri Legislators Suggest an Intern Dress Code: After the resignations of two Missouri lawmakers over allegations of sexually harassing interns, the legislator proposed an intern dress code to help solve the problem. The … Read More

How To Tell If Your Unpaid Internship Will Be A Good Experience

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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A recent article brings clarity to the long discussion about unpaid internships: An unpaid internship is legal as long as it is educational. “The purpose of a bona fide internship is to integrate classroom learning with practical skill development in a real-world setting,” Circuit Judge John Walker reportedly stated in the article. But, what exactly defines an internship experience like … Read More

Recommended Reading: Why A Top Founder Wanted To Be An Intern

Heather R. HuhmanRecommended Reading

NY Times Unpaid Internship

Every Monday, I start the week with the internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current. From Founder with Million Dollar Exit to Junior Sales Intern: Why would a successful startup founder commit to a month-long internship? Flavio Rump shows the value of internships and that there is always … Read More

Recommended Reading: Unpaid Internships, Are They Worth It?

Heather R. HuhmanRecommended Reading

NY Times Unpaid Internship

Every Monday, I start the week with the internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current. Paid Interns More Likely To Get Hired: Though all internship experience –paid or unpaid — looks good on a resume, studies suggest paid internships lead to more job offers later on. Read more. … Read More

Recommended Reading: Why Summer Internships Are Not Right For Everyone

Heather R. HuhmanRecommended Reading

NY Times Unpaid Internship

Every Monday, I start the week with the internship news you need to know. These articles highlight the latest trends about internships to help you stay current. Why Summer Internships Are Not Right for Everyone: Sometimes, you just need a break. But aren’t you supposed to take a summer internship? How will you get a job if you don’t? USA Today suggests five … Read More

How To Measure The ROI Of Your Unpaid Internship

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Internships are practically a requirement for any young adult who wants to have a successful career after college. While many employers are taking steps toward providing paid internship opportunities, there are a number of organizations that can only provide unpaid internship programs. Although paid internships are ideal for most college students, unpaid internships can also provide priceless experience, skills, and connections. … 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 Negotiate Your Internship Salary

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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This year, only 48.3 percent of internships were paid, according to the InternMatch 2014 Intern Report. The survey also revealed college students who complete paid internships are three times more likely to land a job than those who completed an unpaid internship. This is why it’s important for more college students to get what they want out of internships by … Read More