The Boom in Internships

The Boom in Internships

Interns don't just get coffee and make copies. What's behind the booming popularity of internships? And who do interns really benefit?

They don't just get coffee and make copies. Today, internships are encouraged by most parents and colleges, and exist in almost all industries. But are they the first step on a career path... or free labor -- or both? And what does the intern boom tell us about the values of the American workplace?


Ross Perlin

author, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy (Verso)

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