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!
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
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
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?
Jessica Gray’s first and second internships were unpaid. Jess is a a 20 year old, living in share accommodation, working three days a week and balancing full time university. At the expense of her current job, Jess took on an internship which unlike her retail job, did not pay the rent. She used the savings … Continue reading Many Unpaid Internships Cannot Continue to Exist
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
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?
“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
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