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.

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.

How 14 Former and Current Interns Supported Themselves During Their Internships

Former interns reveal how they supported themselves while doing internships.

My Internships Didn’t Pay in Money But Did Pay in These Very Important Lessons

Lessons learned as an unpaid intern.

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.

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.

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.

A Conversation With a Millennial Who is Privileged Sure But Also a Hard Worker and Delightful

Molly Mills is a name I've made up for a 24-year-old college grad living with her parents and interning in Boston. We had a conversation about her money.

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.

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.

Can I Bail On Americorps for My Dream Job?

I find out tomorrow whether or not I have the publishing internship. Should I take it—bail on Americorps and children who need my help, take the risk that I might be unemployed again in three months—or stick with the job that I know I have?

2 Ways to Live Life That Involve an Internship, a Lawsuit, and Also a 3rd Chapter

The Atlantic talked to the 2 former interns who sued Fox Searchlight over their six-month unpaid internships working on Black Swan.