By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
NOV. 2, 2017
Colleges are recognizing the importance of civic engagement that internships can provide. Internships often come about because of connections. Students from more affluent backgrounds are more likely to have a more robust social network and more social capital to help land a top internship. Universities like Pace University and the University of Chicago are getting on board with a new trend to kick in some funding to make paid internships a possibility for students. This program helps students increase their social capital while they are in college and helps them to earn some extra money too.
When Internships Don’t Pay, Some Colleges Will
When Internships Donât Pay, Some Colleges Will
Employers with a social mission often can’t afford to subsidize interns. Students often can’t afford to work for free. Colleges pitch in.