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Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships

Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships By Dan Zehr – American-Statesman Staff Workforce data suggests more applicants than opportunities for white-collar and tech internships, but too few applicants for blue-collar postings. It’s gotten so hard to find skilled welders, the factory managers at Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions hung a bell on the wall …

Unpaid Internships Are for the Privileged

  Unpaid Internships Are for the Privileged By Vaishnavi Paudel, Opinion Writer for The Triton   Prelude: A Revelation Shrouded with malaise as I navigated to my first day at a new job, I nestled into my seat on the D.C. metro. The sea of newspaper-bearing, podcast-consuming young professionals ebbed and flowed before me at …

Low income students find working for free is not an option

  Low income students find working for free is not an option By Eva Ellenburg With internships more important now than ever, employers increasingly search for recruits with these experiences on their resume. Many of these positions offer no compensation, but what does this mean for students who can’t afford to work for free? Junior …

5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns

  Hosting interns is a great way to grow your business while building a strong workforce. Paying your interns has benefits for your company and your intern. 5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns: To be fair – Interns do work and should be compensated accordingly   To increase your pool of talented candidates – Qualified …

Millennial interns are not happy making tea and doing photocopying, finds study

  Millennial interns are not happy making tea and doing photocopying, finds study By Shafi Musaddique A survey by Lloyds Banking Group suggests young people feel they aren’t getting the boost they need from internships. Young people feel increasingly sceptical about the value of internships as the majority of them still carry out menial tasks such …

6 Student Internship Pitfalls to Avoid

  6 Student Internship Pitfalls to Avoid Student internships infuse energy and can bring much-needed benefits to your organization when done correctly. We reveal some pitfalls to avoid. By Entrepreneurs’ Organization When we asked our entrepreneurs about their experiences with student interns, many had positive outcomes to report. However, some learned by trial and error about …

4 Benefits of a Student Internship Program

  4 Benefits of a Student Internship Program Think student interns are more of a hindrance than a benefit? We share real-world reasons to reconsider. By Entrepreneurs’ Organization   As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably considered hiring a summer intern, realizing the potential impact of helping enthusiastic students gain invaluable real-world experience as they learn about office …

Agency interns and what they’re doing to your other employees

  Agency interns and what they’re doing to your other employees   There are many reasons agencies hire interns, says digital marketing agency Rogerwilco’s Jessica Edgson. They’re young, they’re eager and (let’s just be honest here) they’re cheap. Youngsters fresh out of ad school or university are blank slates who have yet to learn any bad …

Unpaid Internships Can Carry Legal Risks: Here’s What You Need To Know

  Unpaid Internships Can Carry Legal Risks: Here’s What You Need To Know Forbes Human Resources Council   Whether they’re a current student or graduate, internships give young adults a chance to get their feet wet in their chosen careers, as well as gain some basic job experience for their resumes.   But while most …

If You’re Not Rich, Internships Can Be a Big Obstacle

  If You’re Not Rich, Internships Can Be a Big Obstacle Internships are a part of the college experience for many students, and on Thursday organizations tried to show their appreciation on social media for National Intern Day. However, as blogger Charles Clymer pointed out, internships often require students to work for little to no money. Though she’s …