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  • Aly Seidel-Thorn 1:56 pm on July 25, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: finances, funding an unpaid internship, , journailsm internship, , money, , surviving an unpaid internship,   

    , Financially Surviving an Unpaid Internship 

    I am fortunate enough that I have two jobs this summer: my unpaid internship and a paying part-time job. While I might be drinking a little too much coffee, my part-time job allows me a little more financial stability. For those of us who are working the unpaid gauntlet, here are a few tips on surviving the summer.

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  • Allison Godfrey 9:50 pm on July 31, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: cuts, , , loans, money, ,   

    When Funds are Cut 

    Money has been a pretty big issue for me this summer (well, money is always an issue I suppose). Not only has it been an issue personally, but at my two internships as well. The National Building Museum’s funding was cut and thus we have implemented an admission fee to our exhibits. The House of the Temple is trying to get through a renovation and rebuilding plan necessary to keep the structure standing, but the construction costs are very expensive and the development office has been working like mad to keep things going. Working two relatively low paying jobs this summer- I’ve had money but it still has been stressful. Not to mention there were huge cuts made to my financial aid package because of the situation of the government and this almost kept me from finishing my degree at American come fall. Money money money.

    Because money has been so stressful, I have realized a few things that you can do to lift your head up out the scary hole of debt and finance worries.

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  • Marianne Johnson 5:32 am on July 24, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Campus Host, , money, Phonathon, sleep, Spring Semester, ,   

    WARNING: This is not what you want to hear. 

    My biggest regret of the summer is taking my unpaid internship for credit. I know this is not what you want to hear given my job description as a blogger but as the summer begins to wind down I am realizing that I should not have continued on and here is why:

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    • Marie Spaulding 6:26 pm on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Marianne – I commend you for holding down three jobs! I can easily imagine that you may be a bit burned out. And, it must have been challenging to intern for no pay. I do not know how many hours per week you have been interning, but it sounds as if you have not had much time for sleep.

      I am glad that you “deepened your passion for ending domestic violence and honed your skills as a public speaker,” and, now I hope you can get some well deserved rest.

    • Francine Blume 2:57 pm on July 27, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t think you’re a “Debbie Downer.” If anything, you are a “Reality Rita.” You make excellent points about time management and timing. And people really need to think about these issues, especially undergraduates who need to know that they have to pay tuition if they want to do an internship for credit in the summer, before they sign up for an internship. I just hope everybody knows that whether or not you’re doing an internship for credit, you need to think about time management. And whether or not it’s for credit, the Career Center is always available to help with whatever you might need related to your internship.

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