Time to rethink unpaid internships: Companies benefit without paying, you do only menial jobs

Posted on March 15, 2012 By newsguide Topic: Business, Internship

We will see more interns suing companies they worked for - the pay is nothing or next to nothing. And, the work is far from important career-enhancing work, it is mostly menial work that no one else wants to do. USA Today reports that there are about 1.5 million internships in the U.S.

So, while you earn nothing from your unpaid summer job, how much did you miss out on making? A sample calculation:

7.25 an hour * 40 hours a week * 16 weeks = 4640 dollars

 


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