Unpaid internships need reform

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: As they currently exist, unpaid internships are too often unfulfilling, exploitative and inaccessible to needy students.

Unpaid internships are becoming a permanent rung on the ladder of career advancement for many American college students. But instead of serving as a valuable learning opportunity, unpaid internships are too often an exploitative way for companies to get free labor without offering much valuable experience or training in return.
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Pac-12 Networks strike hurts jobs

We are now in year two of the Pac-12 Networks, a bold venture that gives our 12 universities their own media company. Our focus is to provide unprecedented exposure for all student-athletes and, just as importantly, learning and paid internship opportunities for thousands of Pac-12 students. Unfortunately, those opportunities are
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Unpaid internships: a necessary evil

Every conversation I’ve had in the last month goes something like this: “Are you excited to graduate?” Yes and no, I reply, with the bittersweet nostalgia of any student who must say goodbye to Berkeley. “What will you do afterward?” I’ll be interning at a newspaper in Southern California, for
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Off the beat: What is … worth it?

Last year around this time I wrote a column detailing my disheartening attempts to attain a meaningful, paid internship for the summer. I turned to what seemed like a ridiculous and illogical alternative to earn a bit of spare change — stuffing facts such as “Who is the inventor of
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What is… my paycheck?

Off the Beat

Answer: Hit the bull’s-eye and name this discount retail store first opened by the Dayton Company in 1962. What is Target? Answer: This singer renamed herself “Sasha Fierce” for a 2008 double album. Who is Beyonce? And just like that, I’ve pushed through the Jeopardy! practice test, having completed my
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