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