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April 17, 2018 Tuesday 10:29:11 AM IST

When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will

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Internships done during a course is supposed to give the student the practical knowledge of the information she/he learned from the classrooms. But often the companies which allow students to work as interns might not have sound financial stability to pay for them. Most of the students might not be able to afford the expenses either. As a solution to this, universities like the University of Chicago are developing a plan to fund the students.

According to a 2017 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, about half of interns are offered a job by a company where they have interned. But for those thinking of careers in nonprofits, public service, social services or the arts, paid opportunities are scarce.

In response, campuses are using philanthropy and their own funds to subsidize internships at organizations that have a mission of social change or innovation. Students can pursue their passion without worry about how they will pay for food and housing.

As most of the students struggle to meet their ends by the stipend, the universities plan prove to be well accepted.


(Source: New York Times)