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Unpaid Internships Can Cost - or Pay Off for - College Students

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Pennsylvania State University sophomore Elysia Mann, 18, is spending her summer in New York City working at two fashion internships — both unpaid.
If her parents weren't covering the nearly $3,000 in housing and food expenses for staying in New York University's dorms for the summer, Mann probably would be back home in Philadelphia.

Although she's working 48 hours each week for no compensation, Mann says this is something she "has to do" if she wants to go into the fashion industry.

"It's frustrating," she says. "I know they're not going to pay me because I know there's always somebody who would take this instead of me."

To read more on Elysia's experience, click here!

Posted by Rainey Gibson at 08/03/2010 09:05:18 AM | 


I've been fortunate enough to get an internship that pays; however; I would have still accepted the internship for no pay because of the experience of working in a business or corporate setting. I've found out that when you get a job after graduating, you won't use much of what you learn in class. I've actually used more from my internship experience at my job.
Posted by: Josh ( Email | Visit ) at 9/8/2010 12:49 PM


Nice information, Thanks. I think you have simple and unique blog :) .Keep working ,great job!
Posted by: Jobs ( Email | Visit ) at 9/28/2010 6:19 AM


Thank you so much for this amazing article. I loved to read that post. It was very interesting and informative. You are bookmarked.
Posted by: Jobs ( Email | Visit ) at 1/3/2011 2:31 AM


College life is very difficult to get through. Students are usually short of finance. They must do something like apprentice to get experience before applying for a job.
Posted by: John ( Email | Visit ) at 3/1/2011 9:38 AM


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