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Subject:internships From:"Andrew J. English" <aenglish -at- CRL -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 8 Jun 1994 01:46:35 -0700
I would like to hear from people who
have entered the field through internships
or people who work at companies where
interns are used. How did you obtain
the internship? Did it pay a living
wage? Also, are there companies which
offer part-time internships with flexible
hours (for those of us that have to hold
down a second job while we work as interns)?
Or as an alternative to a formal internship
program, have any of you volunteered to do work for a
company just to gain experience when you
were starting out, for little or no
compensation (in order to augment your
portfolio so as to get a real job later on)?