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Yep, it’s already time to apply for your summer internship

There will be plenty of competition for jobs after graduation so college students need to make sure that they have a resume that gets noticed. One way to do that is with an internship. Not only will you get great experience, you’ll make professional contacts and you could earn money for tuition.

Start applying for your summer internship soon. (Credit: Make Money In Life)

Start applying for your summer internship soon. (Credit: Make Money In Life)

Even unpaid internships are worth considering because they can help you get a job after graduation. The best internships go fast, so if you want a summer internship, you need to start applying now. Read more

The truth about unpaid internships

For college students, getting an internship is one more step toward a career. Prospective employers like to see internships on resumes, and internships provide real work experience that adds to your academics and helps you be prepared for a career path after graduation.

Learn more about unpaid internships. (Credit: University Times)

Learn more about unpaid internships. (Credit: University Times)

But when considering your prospects of getting a job offer, there is a significant difference between paid and unpaid internships. Read more

Fair Labor Standards Act ruling: Judge says unpaid student internships illegal

Unpaid internship

internship (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, a federal judge ruled that three unpaid internships were in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The ruling concerned interns for Fox Searchlight Pictures but it may have far-reaching effects that could eventually render the practice of unpaid student internships illegal. In recent years we have seen the number of unpaid internships grow as both employers and colleges take advantage of the fact that students who crave experience and references are willing to work for free. Read more