Monthly Archives: April 2010

Internships illegal according to the NY Times?

New York Times Article: “The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not” Lately, the legality of unpaid internships is being discussed in the news.It’s common knowledge that employers expect students to have completed more than one internship before graduation. The National Association of Colleges and Employers survey found that 50 percent of graduating students had participated in […]

My Comments on the NYTimes article "The Unpaid Intern"

The Unpaid Intern, Legal or NotPublished: April 2, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/business/03intern.html?sudsredirect=true I recently heard from a parent of a former student we had placed on a government internship. He commented on the Times article and complimented our internship program, stating that he so appreciated our emphasis on educational internships. National Association of Colleges and Employers survey […]

Internships: Enjoy the Unexpected

I just had an interesting conversation with a parent that I wanted to share. Sometimes the best part of an internship is what happens “between the lines.” When high school students and their parents are so hyper-focused on achieving an internship placement limited to a very narrow career choice, they may be missing the point. […]