internships

my coworker is planning a “CEOs & Office Hoes” party

A reader writes: I am interning at a fairly large nonprofit, one of six interns at the moment. It’s been a great experience so far and I’m learning a lot from my manager, who is in charge of all the interns. However, I was wondering if you could share your thoughts on a problem I’m […]

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what your internship manager wishes you knew

College extracurricular activities and getting good grades are important, but one of the most important things that employers want to see on recent graduates’ resumes is work experience – which for most new grads often means internships. But simply doing an internship or two isn’t enough; you also need to impress while you’re there – and how […]

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I want your updates … and an interview with me

Two things — 1. Listen to an interview with me about internships I’m interviewed on the latest episode of The Money Jar podcast, talking about how to be awesome at your internship — or any job, really. (And this is timely, because I’m hiring an intern. Details coming tomorrow.) You can listen to the interview […]

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my internship advisor mocked me and is now freezing me out

A reader writes: I’m a summer intern in a very relaxed office at a very friendly but large company. There’s a full-time employee who informally advises the team of interns — he’ll check in on our project, offer his advice, help guide us to the information we need, etc. He’s got a very dry sense […]

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why unpaid internships should be legal

Last month’s ruling that Fox Searchlight broke the law by not paying its interns has reignited a battle that has already been brewing over unpaid internships. While federal law has long prohibited unpaid internships unless the net benefit is to the intern, not the employer, the reality is that unpaid internships that don’t meet that […]

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internship won’t let me use my work samples in a portfolio

A reader writes: I intern at a high-end design company where we create one-of-a-kind visual art. I am an unpaid intern. The studio manager has told me that despite me creating artwork for the company, I have no rights to use it in my portfolio ever. She also said that many of the techniques I’ve […]

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