With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.
So, what makes you look bad? Trying to upstage your manager, particularly if you are a lot younger than them. New ideas are always welcome, but you should always be taking them to your manager first. I see many hardworking, successful millennials in the workforce, but there are some I wish I could just course-correct a little bit.
Labour lawyers and economists are criticizing Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz over comments he made suggesting that
Some students who work long, unpaid college or university internships while paying high tuition fees say they feel exploited
The industry undeniably preys on those who are desperate for a way in, and capitalizes on their insecurity with unpaid internships. But the demand doesn't justify the exploitation. The fact that it's a standard practice doesn't mean people have to accept it. Future journalists can, and should, fight back against this standard. This is why I am genuinely pleased by the government's crackdown. It will not solve all of the problems facing prospective journalists like myself, but it is a great way to eliminate one.
At least two Rogers-owned publications have dropped their internship programs, the Star has learned. In a pre-emptive move
The Ministry of Labour is paying more and more attention to the issue of unpaid internships. With this in mind, it becomes increasingly important for employers to understand the laws surrounding unpaid internships, and to know what steps they can take to ensure they remain protected under law. An unpaid intern may seem like a great idea, but there are a couple of key points to keep in mind if your organization is looking to take one on.
One quick Google search for the word "intern" and you will find a myriad of opinions, blog posts, and even the odd intern job posting. Most of the debate surrounds the topic of interns earning money, or in most cases the lack thereof.
It seems the time has come to say goodbye to the lowly internship. But before we do, we need to find solutions to quickly fill the gap in the marketplace for recent graduates who may not possess the skills and opportunities to land that critical first job.
When Vancouver's Fairmount Waterfront Hotel advertised last month for an intern to bus tables, labour groups and media commentators