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Is an unpaid internship worth it?

The first job opportunities open to graduates fresh out of school are often unpaid internships.

While these positions can provide practical experience and foster networking within desired career fields, they can also drain what little savings young professionals have. 

Elisa Doucette at ForbesWoman discusses five criteria to consider before committing to an unpaid internship, including the internship’s legality, its advantages over available paid positions and its nonmonetary value.

Read Doucette’s article at Forbes.

Share your advice — and warnings — for young interns in the comment section below.

 

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