As companies cut costs, the number of internship opportunities offered nationwide has dropped 21 percent from last year, according to the Pennsylvania-based National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Many that remain are unpaid, the Belleville News Democrat reported. More than ever, internships are viewed as the surest route to a job after graduation. However, as the recession drags on, it’s taking a lot more than it used to, leaving students in a bind. They are told that internships are essential no matter the cost, but as opportunities shrink and costs rise they’re forced to ask: is this worth it?
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