This week, we have teamed up with Guillermo Creamer Junior from Pay Our Interns, a non-profit organisation situated in Washington D.C. in the United States. As a student-run initiative in Australia, we wanted to gain a greater insight into the internship situation in America. What we found was that laws surrounding internships in American and … Continue reading Pay Our Interns
Last week, we looked at alternative options to an internship. We explored some of the options available and one of them was volunteering! Having completed some volunteering myself, I strongly believe it is a great way to gain invaluable experience into different aspects of society and can be a great way to connect with new … Continue reading Volunteering as an Alternative to Internships
We all know the old saying, ‘It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know’. So, in saying this, you’re all probably wondering, is there an alternative to an internship? Well, the simple answer is, yes! There are some great alternatives to an internship. Getting involved in social groups on your university campus, … Continue reading What is the Alternative to an Internship
The reality is that as a graduate in today's society, a university degree, or Tafe certificate is not enough. Once you graduate from university or Tafe you are catapulted into the diverse, competitive and busy world of job seeking. Similarly, to every other graduate out there, you have a degree and a world of knowledge … Continue reading How Is Work Experience Beneficial for your Career?
Did you know... Many Australian students are unaware of the legalities surrounding unpaid internships. There is a significant difference between the role of an unpaid intern and an employee. Unpaid internships are intended as training/educational programs that give insights into how the industry and certain job roles within that industry operate. Thus, unpaid … Continue reading What is an Unlawful Internship?
Did you know? More than half of young Aussies (you, or anyone you know) have had at least one unpaid work experience in Australia the last five years. Unpaid internships include working for free and even sometimes paying money for long periods to work! This comes without any certainty of future job prospects. America's National Association of … Continue reading What You Should Know About Unpaid Internships