The Doggie Daycare Day Job

While earning what I’ve calculated to be $1.67 an hour for my creativity, I also worked at dog daycare, where my roommate, a fellow employee, had secured me an interview. There, I made $10 an hour to mop up pee.

What It’s Like To Work At The Happiest Place On Earth

The Disney College Program is an easy internship to get, but a hard one to finish.

Music I Listened to While Working as a Temp

Most profound listening experience: Every morning, I would sleep in until 11 a.m. because I worked swing shift. Being that I was in Seattle in March, it would still be dark and cloudy at that late hour. My commute was a slow, degrading walk down Pike/Pine Corridor to the train depot. It was always overcast, and sometimes it rained early in the day. I had Tegan & Sara’s The Con on repeat during my commute, which fits perfectly with heartbreak and lack of Vitamin D.

Summer Interns and Helicopter Parents

S. Mitra Kalita, the ideas editor at Quartz, has some advice for parents who are emailing their friends and asking them if they have any internship spots available for their kids: Don’t do it.

High School Age Interns

At NBC News, Nona Willis Aronowitz writes about the rise of the high school age intern. High school students are taking on both unpaid and paid internships to gain experience in a field they are interested in or to make themselves standout during the college application process.

Better Policies for Hiring Interns

Doree Shafrir is an executive editor at Buzzfeed who’s hired and managed her fair share of millennials. Her piece, “Can the Intern Hamster Wheel Be Stopped?” takes a hard look at the troubling trend of ‘do a dozen unpaid internships everywhere but then never find a job in the creative industry to which you just devoted your early 20s.’ It is nice to hear discussion about what can be done from people who have the power to do something about it.

Seven Jobs in One Year

Last year, I had seven different jobs in the span of nine months. With tax season on its way, I’ve amassed a small stack of W-2s, and my 2013 federal tax return is beginning to reveal a strangely foreshortened image of my first year in New York.

How I Got My Job: Assistant Producer for an NPR Game Show

So there’s a lot that I do. We have three different modes of production: pre-show, during show, and post-show. And it changes from month to month, week to week.

How 14 Former and Current Interns Supported Themselves During Their Internships

Former interns reveal how they supported themselves while doing internships.

Internships Reevaluated Around the World and at Medill

The U.S. isn’t the only country examining labor issues and dealing with legal problems when it comes to unpaid interns. Interns across the world are fighting for their fair shake when it’s clear that an employer should be paying them for the work that they’re doing, according to the Times.