When Internships Don't Pay, Some Colleges Will
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Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times
Internships have become a necessary credential in today's highly competitive job market. But for students thinking of careers in nonprofits or public service, paid opportunities are scarce. Employers often can't afford a stipend, and many students can't afford to work for free.
In response, some colleges are using their own funds to subsidize internships at organizations that have a mission of social change or innovation.