In this job climate instead of greedily battling for the last cent, many are competing for the first opportunity.

Surprisingly, interns are usually a bit bigger than this guy

Only a short time ago, I was offered my first, official internship position. Conscious of how challenging it can be to secure such roles, I was eager to boast to my family of the accomplishment. The preliminary question and answer session wasn’t of where I would be interning, nor the duties I would be assuming. Rather my elation was met with a unified, “Is it paid?”

Finding a paid internship these days is like unearthing a talented Kardashian. There are plenty of internships, just not a lot of paid ones.

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  • Daylight robbery says:

    06:49am | 05/05/12

    Rocksteady “My advice to Melissa is to give up journalism, do a few days training, get an entry level mining job (can easily earn $100K depending on location).” You are a fool.  Even the lower skilled mining sector do 12+ hour days 7 days a week in 50 degrees heat… Read more »

  • Admiral Ackbar says:

    06:07pm | 04/05/12

    Some drive trucks I guess, but need truck licenses to do so. You’d be surprised at the pay rates at even the entry level positions such as a nipper. Probably not 100k but you’d be there in a few years. Nothing stopping women from going for the jobs either, I’ve… Read more »


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