Everyone Hates Internships — & At Last Someone’s Doing Something About It
Ester Bloom
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The harsh truth is that when it comes to certain institutions and sectors (journalism, charity, media, high art, etc), there will always be a ridiculous number of applicants for each open spot. Because it’s essentially impossible to really determine who is the best applicant (because, let’s face it, they’re all college students) with a quick glance at a resume and a 1–2 hour interview, those who are well connected tend to get those spots.

In contrast to internships where work and skill are more easily quantifiable (these internships also tend to be much less glamorous), it’s more likely that the person best suited for the internship gets it. And they also tend to get paid well.

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