Many colleges, by putting a cap on college credits earned for internships or by refusing to offer credits, seem to be throwing up roadblocks for students who want to gain hands-on experience. putting a cap on college credits earned for internships, or refusing to offer credits at all, this is creating a negative impact on students.
But there’s an issue these institutes of higher education don’t seem to be taking into consideration: many employers are still making the earning of college credit mandatory when offering the internship…
On our last The Answer Zone – no BS career advice we tackled a very hot topic: unpaid internships. Joining us to discuss this important issue were Mark Babbitt, founder of YouTern and a leadership and career mentor, and Jennie Mustafa-Julock, aka Coach Jennie, The Audacity Coach. We got right to the point with a yes or no question: Are unpaid internships unethical? Exploitative? I turned to Coach Jennie first, who had trouble with the very strong words we used in our line of questioning. She acknowledged the idea that a large percentage of internships have been unpaid for a
While unpaid internships have made headlines for several years now, they aren’t going away any time soon. So at #InternPro chat, we decided to take a look at unpaid internships from a different viewpoint:
From the intern’s point of view: Are unpaid internships worth the investment?
People are still asking: are unpaid internships illegal? Unethical? Exploitative?
At #InternPro this week, we’re going to take on a slightly different question, exclusively from the intern’s point of view: Are unpaid internships worth the investment?
“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 a recent article about unpaid internships.
But, what exactly defines an internship experience like this?