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Hello! For many college graduates today, the path to a full-time job typically involves multiple inte
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For many college graduates today, the path to a full-time job typically involves multiple internships. It has almost become a rite of passage for the young professional. Work hard, prove yourself, and pay your dues. Hopefully, one of these companies that you intern for recognizes your value and considers turning you into a full-time employee. In some industries, an internship can provide a path to well-compensated full-time positions (think technology, law, finance, and consulting.) But in others—such as media, entertainment, and fashion—the opportunities to convert an internship into a full-time job aren’t as abundant. We spoke to four former interns about their experiences in these industries and their thoughts on the long hours and harsh treatment they sometimes endured. They also shared candid accounts on the shortcomings of the internship model and what needs to happen to make it a mutually beneficial exchange.

4 former interns look back at exploitation, power dynamics, and ultimate career payoff
Go inside a new store devoted to Ikea hacking
The East Coast is sinking under water—this photographer is documenting it as it disappears
‘Pose’ co-creator Steven Canals on why intention matters for inclusive storytelling: ‘We aren’t just a trend’
The problem with autonomous cars that no one's talking about
This adorable cargo bike is a mini school bus for preschoolers
Your bad boss is having real consequences on your health
This newsletter was written by Anisa Purbasari Horton.
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