Currently, I intern non-paid with Main Street Deli, a non-profit organization. I write a blog for them, send out a weekly email, hang fliers, and construct press releases. My reasoning for doing this was that I still would be in school and it does not require that many hours. Also, it is my first experience interning, and it is with a non-profit organization. But, in my search for a internship in the summer I have been really hesitant to take on anther un-paid internship.
Lauren Berger the “Intern Queen” herself has given me a little more momentum and wisdom though, on this issue in her article on why students should take un-paid internships.
Go check it out students, she knows what she’s talking about with 15 internships under her belt and all.
(Look for more to come soon on my experience at Real World PR!)