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Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 2

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If you’re offered an unpaid internship, should you go for it? In my last post, I covered some of the legalities associated with unpaid internships and how these apply to nonprofits. While volunteer work can be a great way to learn more about a field, an internship requires more investment for both the intern and […]

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Should You Say Yes to an Unpaid Internship? Part 1

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Whether you’re in college or graduate school, job hunting, or switching fields later in life, you might have had the following experience. You find an internship at an organization you admire, and the job seems perfect for you. Then you take a second look and find out there’s a catch—the role pays in experience, not […]

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How to Land Your First Social-Impact Internship

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Internships are a great way to explore career options while developing your skills through hands-on experience with social-impact organizations. While landing that first internship can be a challenge—especially when it seems like every listing requires previous work experience—it’s not impossible. After all, we all have to start somewhere, right? If you’re a current student or […]

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Supervising an Intern? Give as Much as You Ask

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Most social-impact work isn’t particularly glamorous; few of us enjoy personal assistants or fully-staffed administrative departments. However, what you will find plenty of in this sector are passionate and hard-working interns. If you’re lucky enough to have intern support, it may be tempting to breathe a sigh of relief while handing off important administrative tasks […]

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