Unpaid Internships Are Not All Bad!

When applying for unpaid internships, being apprehensive is always part of the deal. Will I get the experience I need? Will I be taken advantage of? Will I be able to afford not being paid? Not all unpaid internships are bad! Quite often, unpaid internships help students gain the experience they need without any problems … Continue reading Unpaid Internships Are Not All Bad!

Unpaid Internships and International Students

You’ve finally found the internship of your dreams. It offers you the chance to get hands on experience working with professionals. It sounds great! You are about to hit the ‘apply now’ button but as you read the last paragraph in the job description, “THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.”, you'r heart stops. The frustration of … Continue reading Unpaid Internships and International Students

Emotional Cost: The Hidden Cost Of Unpaid Internships

The public has discussed a lot about the negative financial effects of unpaid internships, but the psychological toll they have on interns is a well-hidden cost. Kamaron McNair completed three unpaid internships before she graduated university during her full-time load. While she was one of the lucky ones who received financial support and academic credit … Continue reading Emotional Cost: The Hidden Cost Of Unpaid Internships

Australian Students Share Their Thoughts On Unpaid Internships

What do Australian students know about unpaid internships? In this article, five students from three different universities across Australia share their thoughts and opinions on unpaid internships.   Would you do an unpaid internship in Australia and why/ why not? Michael: I wouldn't settle for an unpaid internship because I want to get paid. To … Continue reading Australian Students Share Their Thoughts On Unpaid Internships

What is an Unlawful Internship?

    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?

The Internship Industry and How To Secure A Paid Internship

“If you don’t have a job you don’t get experience. If you don’t have the experience you don’t get the job.” (sourced from Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Koziol) Today, with the ever-changing job market and the excessive need for experience from employers, finding a job fresh out of university is hard – which is an … Continue reading The Internship Industry and How To Secure A Paid Internship

What You Should Know About Unpaid Internships

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