| blaquefoxx wrote:|
<font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size="3">Most companies now require that an intern must receive school/academic credit for their services. It definitely wasn't like that in the past though. I remember back in the day I was interning for free but luckily the owners were very nice (something you don't normally get in the fashion industry). They always fed me, gave me money for travel, gifts and free stuff
In other cases, some companies pay their interns, but depending on the industry its VERY hard to get a paid internship. The company I work for pay the interns $13.00 hourly, while other companies (especially start-ups) pay in cans and peanuts. I noticed that the paid internships have you do work that's worth putting on your resume, not stupid sh!t like getting coffee and cleaning.
So if this chick is not in school or getting credit for the internship, she might win the case.
+1 I did a paid internship and a free "for credit" internship. Both had me do work that was applicable to my field but for the paid one I worked hard. I was very careful of those getting people coffee internships. I find that a lot of companies in the "cool" industries like music, fashion,television and finance treat their interns like this. Some of the banking interns I went to school with took night classes because they worked from 6:30 am- 5:00pm(common practice on Wall Street) that is not an intern that is a full time job.
Edited by stardaqueenb23 - Aug 25 2013 at 7:00pm