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Paid Internships Impact Diversity

  Want more journalists of color? Help pay for their internships. By Meredith D. Clark, Ph.D. Internship season — that fall push for applications that often separate the folks working in media from the people with media-related degrees — is now upon us, and with it comes an inflection point. If we want more journalists …

Ask These 10 Questions Before You Hire An Intern

  You may be feeling overworked or overwhelmed.  It’s possible that you don’t have the skills needed to complete an important project. Perhaps you can’t afford to hire a full-time employee. You may even have the desire to mentor and give back to your community. All of these are reasons that companies have hired interns. …

Will You Make The Impossible Possible?

  Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary book is a great read for interns and internship managers.  It is a blueprint for what is possible when we believe, focus, commit, collaborate, and persevere.  The social worker in could barely contain my enthusiasm as I …

Academic Benefits To Hearst Interns Sink FLSA Class Suit

By Matthew Guarnaccia Law360, New York — The tasks performed by a proposed class of interns at various Hearst magazines provided beneficial academic experience and exposure to hands-on training and do not meet a level of employment requiring compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday.   U.S. District …

Are You Inspiring Your Intern?

  I am a Macro Social Worker with years of experience as a group facilitator and workshop leader.  I am also an Adjunct Professor at a liberal arts university.  I teach a course called “Introduction to Human Relations” for emerging human services professionals.   As an example for our sessions on social class and preparation …

No Summer Break For These Local Real Estate Interns

    All across Chicago, students are moving back into their dorms and apartments for another year of academics, after a very sunny summer break. But some students got a leg up on their professional careers by trading in swim trunks for business wear and the daily grind of summer internship programs. Today we highlight …

Pay Interns Before You Benefit Off Them

  By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer, Washington Square News   Earlier this year, the New York State Bar Association Committee on Ethics ruled that law firms can bill their clients for hours worked by their unpaid interns. It is both upsetting and unsurprising that the State Bar Association — an institution with a huge voice …

Big Government strangling entrepreneurs

Seven year-old Kelli wanted to buy a diary and pretty writing paper. Her mother said, “Well, then, if you want to buy things, you should know how all of this works. Let’s figure out a way for you to earn some money.” Having “failed” to learn how to get her way by whining, Kelli jumped …

Avoid Ageism In Your Company

  An internship is a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, and it can be paid or unpaid.  Ageism is the prejudice, discrimination, and hostility towards older people. Avoid ageism in your company.   Don’t limit the growth of your company by only offering internships to young people who …

Internship Questions Answered

  Many managers have legitimate questions or are hesitant to offer internships because of recent federal government guidelines. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, internship programs must meet the following 6 criteria under The Fair Labor Standards Act:   The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities …