Monday, June 13
Are Internships Still A Win - Win?
On paper, the internship is one of those clear win-wins. A student who thinks they might want to go into, say, advertising or journalism gets an opportunity to see what the work is really like day-to-day. In return, a company has someone to carry out those tedious low-level tasks and gets an up-close look at the talent pool. But with millions of Americans still out of work and budgets as tight as ever, are interns increasingly becoming simply a source of free labor for companies? Richard Bottner, founder and president of Intern Bridge and author of "Total Internship Management" and Ross Perlin, author of "Intern Nation," join me to discuss.
Check out Ross Perlin's op-ed for The New York Times, "Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges"