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The Unpaid Internship Debate: Hurting Those We Should Be Helping

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As the unpaid internship debate rages on, we’ve forgotten someone:

The Intern.

And not just forgotten; through neglect, naivety and personal agendas… we’ve hurt the very interns we’re trying to help.


By forgetting that beyond unscrupulous employers, there are many others to blame for the plight of interns everywhere, both paid and unpaid. Let’s take a look at some of the root causes:   

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The 10 Irrefutable Laws for an Awesome Internship

keep calm and Intern

Your internship is like your first weekend trip with a new significant other. You know you both like each other, but you just aren’t quite sure if you’re ready to commit.

While my advice on your relationship may send you—or your partner—in the wrong direction, my 10 laws for you to have an awesome internship will help you build early career success…   

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5 Reasons One Internship is NOT Enough


Over the last few years, an increasing number of universities have begun requiring students to complete an internship before graduation. As the job market becomes more competitive, college students feel pressured to have at least one internship on their resume.

What they don’t realize is that employers expect candidates to have multiple internships – not just one.

Time to step up your game? Here are some reasons why college students need to complete more than one internship before graduation.   

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You’re Inside the Intern Ropeline… Work Hard to Stay There


Need another reason to work your butt off to be a great intern?

The next time you feel like complaining a little about your internship, remember that there are a bunch of folks who would leap at that chance to be in your shoes.   

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How to Stay Motivated During Your Summer Internship


Every summer, we see tweets from formerly excited interns who write that they’re “bored” and stuck in a “lame” internship.

Throughout your career, and despite best intentions, you’ll find that bad internships and jobs happen. Maybe the internship’s reality doesn’t match the exciting description, the boss has a “unique” management style.

Whatever the case, you still have a job to do – and you can learn a great deal!

Through these suggestions, find ways to motivate yourself – and make the most out of a less than ideal situation…   

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We Want You to Quit Your Internship… Now!

You heard me correctly. I want you to quit. Write up a resignation letter… Pack your cubicle into a box… Say “Adios, jefe!” to the boss.

Quit. Right. Now.

Yes, we realize this is a controversial statement for YouTern to make. So let’s be clear…   

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