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Tribeca Film Festival To Begin Paying Its Interns

Tribeca Film Festival To Begin Paying Its Interns

'Interns.' No, wait. 'Volunteers.' Er, 'crew members.'

Following a $45 million acquisition by Madison Square Garden Co, the Tribeca Film Festival will start paying the hundreds of interns who make it happen. Read More »

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Possible unpaid internships are at the heart of the matter

The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are under investigation by the Department of Labor for possible minimum wage violations of low-paid employees. Read More »

White House Under Fire For Unpaid Internship Program

White House Under Fire For Unpaid Internship Program

Group calls for White House to start paying its interns.

Group calls for White House to start paying its interns. Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg's Foundation Under Fire For Seeking Unpaid Intern [UPDATE]

Sheryl Sandberg's Foundation Under Fire For Seeking Unpaid Intern [UPDATE]

The Lean In foundation is criticized as "elitist and exploitative." Ouch.

The posting for a "highly organized" editorial intern was immediately criticized. Read More »

Meet The Fairy Godmother Of Unpaid Interns

Meet The Fairy Godmother Of Unpaid Interns

The owner of a jobs site fights back against unpaid internships through clever means. Read More »

The Intern Behind The 'Charlie Rose'  Lawsuit: 'I Didn't Expect To Win'

The Intern Behind The 'Charlie Rose' Lawsuit: 'I Didn't Expect To Win'

For the first time, Lucy Bickerton tells her story. Read More »

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers

Is this the end of unpaid internships, and would that be a good thing? Read More »

Is The Unpaid Internship Dead? Not So Fast

Is The Unpaid Internship Dead? Not So Fast

By Lauren Berger Are unpaid internships dead or more popular than ever? Are they a waste of time or the best use of time? The debate has been going on for years, but last week, a court ruling was issued against Fox Searchlight that is creating ripples. Two unpaid interns who worked on the set of "Black Swan'"... Read More »

Media Giants Buckle And Start Paying Their Interns

Media Giants Buckle And Start Paying Their Interns

These media giants now are paying for the first time, though there are some hold outs. Read More »

Good Reasons To Work For Free

Good Reasons To Work For Free

I work for free. A lot. Yes, that includes writing this article, indeed writing one every week for AOL Jobs and a separate one each week for U.S. News. And I'm in my 25th year producing and hosting "Work with Marty Nemko" on an NPR station in San Francisco, yes, for free. Why? Because I don't know how to... Read More »

Why It Can Pay To Take That Unpaid Internship

Why It Can Pay To Take That Unpaid Internship

A proper unpaid internship can be a boon to your early caree by giving you hands-on experience. Read More »

Why You Should Grab That Unpaid Internship [Infographic]

Why You Should Grab That Unpaid Internship [Infographic]

If you are just starting your career, how do you get a foot in the door for that first job?According to a new study by Millennial Branding and Experience Inc., the internship or any "real world" experience is the surest route, but positions are hard to get. That catch-22 is at the heart of the crisis of youth... Read More »

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

By Heather Huhman Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer. Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... Read More »

How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

How To Turn An Internship Into A Job

NEW YORK -- The dream of using an internship as a gateway to an entry-level job is back. Employers plan to increase their summer internship hires by 8.5% in 2012, the biggest year-over-year increase since before the recession, according to a survey of 280 companies put out last week by the National... Read More »

Unpaid Internships: What You Should Know About Working For Free

Unpaid Internships: What You Should Know About Working For Free

Since graduating from Yale in 2010, Catherine has had five internships, all at New York nonprofit theater companies. Four were unpaid positions. One of them, which was "approaching a full-time schedule" over six months, gave her a $600 stipend. To make money, she also worked as a nanny, an after-school... Read More »

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

Interns: When Should I Hire Them?

How do I know when it's an appropriate time to hire interns for my startup? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to... Read More »

How To Land Your Dream Summer Internship

How To Land Your Dream Summer Internship

This article originally appeared on Schools.com By Jon Fortenbury Lauren Berger did 15 internships during college. She's blown up coffee machines and jammed paper in printing machines. She's received job offers and learned from top-notch professionals. She's interned at Fox and MTV. But there's one thing... Read More »

Unpaid Interns: Learning Experience or Illegal Exploitation?

Unpaid Interns: Learning Experience or Illegal Exploitation?

I read Ross Perlin's recent editorial in The New York Times, "Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges," with great interest and not a small bit of dismay. As an employment lawyer who has represented employees for 25 years, I wasn't surprised to see that so many for-profit employers are still getting it wrong. The... Read More »

'Will Work for Free'... the New Standard?

'Will Work for Free'... the New Standard?

When is a job not a job? The answer is, when you work for free ... otherwise known as an unpaid internship. The subject of internships has been in the news quite a bit recently thanks to Charlie Sheen's Twitter search for a social media intern resulting in close to 75,000 applications. Add to that a job market... Read More »

Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, officials in several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. As a result, the Labor Department is more diligently investigating these practices and fining companies... Read More »

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