Here's a really fascinating piece of news, that slipped under our radar. It is actually illegal to use unpaid interns, unless you meet very strict guidelines highlighted in the article. In particular, they can do no work that you benefit from.  It is in violation of Federal and often state labor laws. Wow! There are so many ads luring students into intern jobs, and young people see them as a way to 'break in'. But if there is not at least minimum wage, it's illegal. So, be wise and be aware. Even if you get a 'volunteer', you might be walking a thin line if you are not a volunteer.

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