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Should You Take an Unpaid Internship?

The unpaid internship: the universe’s method of mocking those who have finally been offered a summer job. An unpaid position can have unexpected benefits down the road, but it can also be a huge waste of time. If you have to consider taking an internship pro bono, how can you tell the difference?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • When to consider an unpaid internship, if at all
  • What to do if you can’t afford to take an unpaid internship
  • How, when, and why to send a thank you letter

Enjoy!

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  • NerdFitness
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  • The Tim Ferriss Show
  • The Best Way to Get a Job: The TAG Method – Charlie Hoehn
  • Is an Unpaid Internship Worth It?
  • Episode where we talk about love letter sites
  • Episode where we talk about scheduling
  • Here’s 5 things you should know about unpaid internships!

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