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Editorial: The rise of unpaid internships

It’s safe to say (and The New York Times said it Wednesday) that interning has become the norm. These days, college students typically graduate with an internship or two under their belt.

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Column: Unpaid interns

In September of 2011, two unpaid interns for Fox Searchlight filed suit against the major filmmaking corporation for breaking labor laws concerning the work they did for the film Black Swan, which grossed over $300 million worldwide in 2010. This year, their lawsuit was expanded to include anyone who has ever worked as an unpaid intern for Fox Searchlight.

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Rise of unpaid student internships sparks concerns

Rise of unpaid student internships sparks concerns

As internship experience increasingly becomes a critical part of college graduates’ search for employment, some have raised concerned about internships in the private, for-profit sector that do not compensate students for their work.

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Fox Searchlight interns claim they were exploited

The handling of unpaid internships is being challenged by former interns who claim they were exploited by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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Column: U.S. Labor Department should update its standards to protect unpaid interns

As spring quarter approaches, many students will be scrambling to apply for those coveted intern positions that require them to work all summer – for no paycheck.

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Column: Internships must provide compensation, along with experience for students

Believe it or not, the end of the year is just around the corner. Granted, we have just barely eclipsed the halfway point in the academic calendar, but it never hurts to prepare for the future.

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Column: Unpaid internships often worth it

Excitement overwhelms you as you hang up the phone. You pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. It’s for real: You were just offered your dream internship.

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Column: Unpaid internships still worth it

Ask any college student and most will admit that getting a job after graduation is on their mind. This conundrum constantly lingers in the back of the mind, but it should really be at the forefront.

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Tanzania is where the heart is: students partner with non-profit to raise HIV awareness

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, often spreads within Tanzanian families due to misconceptions about contraceptives and the spread of the virus. One Heart Source — a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching HIV awareness in the country — aims to eradicate that problem.

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Indiana students share experiences on Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary

Then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged University of Michigan students in 1960 to serve their country for the cause of peace by working in developing countries. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the fruits of that challenge: the Peace Corps.

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