unpaid internship

Jun 28, 2013

I Was an Unpaid Intern Who Joined a Class Action Lawsuit Against My Employer

Since no one else was complaining about the fact that we weren't getting paid, I thought it was normal.

Jun 17, 2011

Friday Faves: Should I Feel Guilty That I Can Afford an Unpaid Internship?

No one would ever walk up to a friend on financial aid and accuse her parents of being lazy, good-for-nothing, bad parents for not making enough money to send her to college. Yet people feel completely comfortable going up to a friend with an unpaid internship and accusing her of being a spoiled brat because she’s fortunate enough to be able to afford spending a summer making no money.

May 26, 2011

Welcome to the Real World: The Post-Grad Internship

If I were to say “post-grad internship,” would you shudder in disgust or tackle me with five different copies of your resume and a cover letter proofread by Katie Couric?

Marc Jacobs' Intern Reminds Us What NOT To Do as an Intern

With summer coming (not soon enough), college students are busy pounding the pavement (or the whacking the web?) in order to find that amazing summer internship. Expectations high, most find themselves more than a tad disappointed when they discover their "dream gig" actually has them pushing pencils and delivering mail.

Summer Internship vs. Part-Time Job – Making the Most of Your Summer Break

Ask any student what the best part about school is, and you’ll most likely get the same answer – summer vacation. The carefree days of summer make all of the homework and pop quizzes bearable and give students something to look forward to during April showers.

Feb 23, 2011

This Post-Grad Life: A Mid-Life Crisis at Twenty Three

I graduated a decade nine months ago. In Hollywood years, that's about five. I could have popped out a set of twins with Charlie Sheen by now, or at least put myself on Teen Mom and physically abused my crack head baby daddy.

Dec 10, 2010

What To Wear To Your Winter Internship

After spending weeks searching Internships.com, writing cover letters and getting a few interviews, you've finally managed to land an internship for next semester. Wahoooo! You're all ready to start - now what the heck do you wear? Dressing for internships can be difficult, especially on the limited college girl wardrobe. You want to look professional, obviously, but you also want to look, well, like you.

Oct 18, 2010

Surviving Senior Year: Thinking About the Thesis

Departments require senior research projects, senior thesis papers, senior seminars, and projects of all kind for graduation. But are these projects, these courses, actually doing students any good? Yes, my scholarly writing will improve as I work on this, but what good will that do me when I’m looking for a job? It's not like my resume needs citations or annotations or intense research.

Oct 10, 2010

The Morning After: A Hollywood Horror Story

During the summer before my senior year, I obtained the holy grail of unpaid internships: working the green room for a popular late-night talk show. Sure, I was sans-paycheck and super poor, but hanging out with SJP right before the release of the first Sex and the City movie was completely amazing.

Aug 9, 2010

Internship Diaries: The End

When I first started this internship, I had high expectations. I knew that it would be different than the other internship I had; I could tell from the interview alone that this one would be a little bit more exciting, a little bit more hands-on, and was definitely about a subject matter that I enjoy. And I have to say, I was pretty much right.

Aug 2, 2010

Intern Diaries: Mixing Work with Play

A few weeks ago, when my alarm went off at 6:30 in the morning (after hitting snooze at least four times), I rolled out of bed feeling like the very definition of a hot mess. My hair was stuck to my cheek, I reeked of alcohol, and my head was pounding. I stumbled into the bathroom, convinced I was still a little drunk, looked in the mirror, and thought about the 12-hour day I had ahead of me.

Jul 26, 2010

Intern Diaries: Getting a Little Frustrated

Let me start this off by saying I love my internship. I mean really, I do. I know I might complain about it sometimes, but in the end I enjoy my time here and have gotten amazing experience.

Jul 19, 2010

Intern Diaries: Mastering the Art of Passing the Time

Some days at my internship I get to do so many fun things – like a random lunch with Kendra Wilkinson or Edie Falco, or doing a video interview of an all-male a capella group (OK, that one was a little strange…). Some days, I’m just kept busy doing any number of things, whether it’s searching for the perfect ice cream cake at Ben & Jerry’s, researching celebrities who have said they want to renew their marriages, or helping out in the fashion closet (a personal fav).