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Free or paid, internships are worthwhile

by Ray Martin | Aug 04, 2015   ()

It's widely agreed that interning during college is one of the best ways that students can find jobs after graduation. But the question about whether interns should be paid is now tied up in a lengthy legal battle.

About one-third of college interns work for free, according to Michigan State University's College Employment Research Institute.

Employer surveys conducted annually by the National Association of Colleges and Employers have repeatedly shown that college students who secure internships enjoy a significant advantage in finding jobs after graduation and also keeping their positions.

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Source: CBS News
Source: CBS News

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