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Forty percent of employers have moved to virtual internships. fizkes/Getty Images

How to score an internship during the COVID-19 pandemic

Although jobs are being cut due to COVID-19-related business closures, there are still clever ways to secure meaningful work experience this summer, an internship specialist says.
College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers. Picnoi

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
Work-integrated learning experiences provide people with hands-on opportunities to apply concepts learned in the classroom in the real world. Bruce Mars/Unsplash

How to benefit from internships, service learning, apprenticeships and co-op work

For post-secondary students, work-integrated learning experiences offer opportunities to gain that first experience on the resumé while planning a transition from school to work.
Striking CEGEP students hold a demonstration to protest against unpaid internships in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

To pay or not to pay: That’s the internship question

Legal or not, unpaid internships are likely to continue as long as people face barriers breaking into the workforce and some employers see the opportunity for free labour.
Academics who are closely aligned to professional practices in health professions, engineering, teaching and social work also value work integrated learning highly. Shutterstock

Work Integrated Learning: why is it increasing and who benefits?

Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.
Job shadowing is one way that students can understand career options in their Rust Belt communities. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / flickr

Building jobs in the Rust Belt: The role of education

Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews. www.shutterstock.com

Internships help students better manage their careers

Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
When does an internship cross the line and become unlawful? www.shutterstock.com

Are unpaid internships unlawful?

Employers run the risk of breaking the law if they are getting interns to do work that otherwise would be done by paid employees.

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