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When looking at internship options, you’ll quickly notice a huge difference between them – some internships are paid and some are not. It might seem like an easy choice at first. Of course, you want a paid internship. It isn’t always easily cut and dry though.
- Educational Opportunities: You should take an internship that really lets you sink your teeth into the job. Not getting paid is easy to overlook if you’re allowed to take on responsibilities and learn a lot about your field. That’s better than being a paid coffee boy/girl.
- Flexibility: Going to school full-time and doing an internship can be draining. If you find an option with flexible hours and people who want to work with your schedule, that might be a better option than a demanding paid internship.
- Interest: Internships come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t take a job you aren’t going to like just for the money. College is the time to experiment with fun career choices, even if you aren’t getting paid. Take an internship you want, not one that will be soul-sucking just to fill your wallet.