All Work and No Pay: Public Policy and the Internship Economy

Photo: Kaseya Blog The internship was once a foreign concept to the average American limited to the experiences of students of medicine. Today, it has become a staple of the millennial career trajectory. A 2015 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that nearly two-thirds of graduating seniors had at least one internship or co-op experience, a dramatic rise from a figure that was less than 10% only three decades ago. Indeed, the fashionable nature of the modern-day internship is evidenced by its widespread use in our vocabulary, with the most recent spike in its popularity...

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