Should You Take an Unpaid Internship? (Ep. 147)

The unpaid internship: the universe’s method of mocking those who have finally been offered a summer job. An unpaid position can have unexpected benefits down the road, but it can also be a huge waste of time. If you have to consider taking an internship pro bono, how can you tell the difference?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • When to consider an unpaid internship, if at all
  • What to do if you can’t afford to take an unpaid internship
  • How, when, and why to send a thank you letter

Enjoy!

And, as always, you can get your own questions answered on the show by asking them in the College Info Geek Community, or by tweeting me.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure 🙂 You can also leave a review!

Here’s an image for sharing this episode on social media:

Should You Take an Unpaid Internship?

Background vector designed by Harryarts – Freepik.com

Thomas Frank is the geek behind College Info Geek. After paying off $14K in student loans before graduating, landing jobs and internships, starting a successful business, and travelling the globe, he's now on a mission to help you build a remarkable college experience as well. Get the Newsletter | Twitter | Instagram

Hey there! Please note that some links in the article may be referral links, meaning that if you buy something through them, I'll earn a commission (at no extra cost to you). This helps to support CIG, but please don't buy anything unless you truly believe it'll benefit you! You can learn more here. Thank you :)

Want to Earn Better Grades?

Did you find this article useful?

Over 100,000 awesome students are learning how to dominate their classes, get more done, and land the jobs they want - and you should too.

Join in, and I'll also send you a free copy of my book on earning better grades!

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz
// Read This Next

5 Things You Can Do Today To Make Yourself 2 Billion Percent More Hireable

Want more? Join over 100,000 students and grab my free book on earning better grades  →