Don’t worry: at least one you can do confidentially.
–Writer Stephen Lurie muses on why the White House has been silent on the issue of its unpaid interns, even as raising the minimum wage snags significant outreach and publicity. White House Ignores Calls To Pay Interns
Did you intern in the White House? Or anywhere else, for that matter? Tell ProPublica about your experience (anonymously, if you wish) to help the world learn more about what it’s like to be an intern!
Turns out, some employers will start paying interns if the school just alerts them to the law. Read more in the Wall Street Journal’s piece on the New York Institute of Technology.
This social work student gave the required two-semester internship experience two stars.
How does your internship, in social work or other fields, compare? Share your story to help ProPublica learn more about interning for college credit.
Have you interned in arts and entertainment? ProPublica wants to hear from you!
We at #ProjectIntern are kicking off a series of in-depth exploration of internships by industry, and we’re starting this week with arts and entertainment.
To participate, search for your school (or alma mater) in our database, and once you’ve found it, click on “Write a Review.” You can do so anonymously, if you wish.
Next week, we’ll be shifting our focus to a different industry – so share your story on ProPublica today (and tell your friends!)
(The student in this photo told us that her internship in film was “eye-opening.” Credit: Casey McDermott for ProPublica)
The New York Observer is offering unpaid internships. They require college credit and expect interns to have had at least one previous journalism internship.
Have you interned for credit at The Observer? Or anywhere else? Share your story with ProPUblica to help elucidate the world of internships for academic credit.
A 47-year-old former police officer, on her current unpaid internship at the Red Cross
From NPR’s story exploring internships for 40-somethings.
This Carnegie Mellon student says $3,366 went toward paying for the credits for an internship in NYC. And though the experience was loved, and a stipend given, it wasn’t enough to cover expenses in NYC.
How does your experience compare? Help others understand what it’s like to intern for credit by sharing your story.
Well. This intern appears to have made her resume out of legos.