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The Foolproof Guide to Choosing a Paid or Unpaid Internship

It’s the age-old problem… you need a job to get experience, but you need experience to get a job. Internships are a powerful solution, offering real-world experience to complement your education. However, many questions arise when we think about taking on internships. First and foremost for many: Should you take an unpaid position, or hold out instead for an internship with a paycheck? Despite the lack of monetary compensation – and assuming all other factors are equal including education value, networking opportunities, available mentorship and relevance to your choice of careers – an unpaid internship may be an attractive option   

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