There’s been a lot of discussion about unpaid internships, with strong opinions on either side. So are unpaid internships worth the effort? Well, I know quite a few people who used unpaid internships to get themselves into a field they really wanted. After they tried every other way they could think of to get a foot in the door.
So despite some very real negative arguments that can be made (and we will look at them next), there are indeed cases where internships can be a great way to get a career started. I’ll tell you later how Lara got to her dream job.