Topic: interns

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-time Job

As the weather becomes warmer, the days get longer, and the rain boots start to appear, most students are beginning to wind down in their spring internships. Regardless of one’s academic background, the “internship experience” has become a seemingly essential feature of every young professional’s resume. However, as important as this experience may be in helping get one’s foot in the door, eventually every intern hits a point where they are ready for a “real job.” After all, who doesn’t look forward to regular hours, building a resume and, of course, a full-time salary? More »

Are Unpaid Fashion Interns The Oppressed Housewives Of Today?

Are Unpaid Fashion Interns The Oppressed Housewives Of Today?

If you think The Feminine Mystique isn’t still relevant today, then you have got another think coming. Atlantic writer Phoebe Maltz Bovy recently pointed out that unpaid internships, especially those in fashion, are often written off as a rich kid problem — specifically, a rich girl problem, as women take the majority of unpaid internships and usually have another source of income (most likely their parents.) More »

The 10 Best Companies For Internships This Year

The 10 Best Companies For Internships This Year

Internships often get a bad rap. While they are good resume-builders and give you the experience employers look for, they are often unpaid and require you to do the most menial of work. However, there are internships that provide you with everything an internship should–an educational experience, meaningful work and a resume boost. And with the recovering economy, internships are a great way to break into your chosen field. If you’re still unconvinced, or you’re looking for an internship that will actually teach you something, look no further. Vault.com, a source for employer and university rankings and ratings, released Tuesday their list of the 10 best internships of the year based on networking opportunities, training, meaningfulness of the work, and intern satisfaction. More »

Now You Can Pay $10,000 To Be An Unpaid Fashion Intern

Now You Can Pay $10,000 To Be An Unpaid Fashion Intern

It is very hard to get internships at fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga. They are the jobs that every young aspiring fashionista desires. But now you can get them, if you have $10,000 to spare. Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, M Missoni and Valentino are auctioning off month long unpaid internships with pre-sale estimates of $10,000 in collaboration with the auction site CharityBuzz. The money will benefit charity which is great but do these people know what usually happens during a fashion internship?
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Bullish: How To Compete When You’re Young And Inexperienced

Bullish: How To Compete When Youâre Young And Inexperienced

Today I’m answering two letters from women I’ve renamed Charlotte Whitton (she who said, “Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”) and Flo Kennedy, who once protested a lack of women’s bathrooms by holding a “Protest Pee-In” in Harvard Yard.

“I will be turning 24 soon, and feel as though I’m getting a late start, particularly because the fields I have chosen are notoriously difficult to break into and it will take a few months, minimum, and am intimidated by how much experience and competence everyone else seems to have. I am currently contacting everyone in my network to see if they have any advice or connections and am starting a blog, but I feel like this is not enough. Do you have any advice for how to make up for lost time?”

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According To Glee, Vogue Interns Break Into Song And Don’t Have To Abide By The Laws Of Society

According To Glee, Vogue Interns Break Into Song And Don't Have To Abide By The Laws Of Society

According to Glee, the film The Devil Wears Prada was a bunch of lies. Interns at famous fashion magazines aren’t forced to run dumb errands, work 1,000 hours a week and take orders from a boss who doesn’t even know their name. According to this show, at Vogue you can get promoted from intern to right hand man to a top editor over night. You can also break into an office in the middle of the night and let your weird roommate try on clothes and then film this and make a music video. You won’t even get a slap on the wrist for that. Instead you will get your editor breaking into an Annie medley complete with a dance break. More »

Sarah Jessica Parker Appears To Be Playing The Opposite Of Anna Wintour On Glee

Sarah Jessica Parker Appears To Be Playing The Opposite Of Anna Wintour On Glee

Though back in August we got very excited because we heard Sarah Jessica Parker’s Glee character, Isabelle Wright, a Vogue.com editor, was going to be based on Anna Wintour we may have gotten ahead of ourselves. From watching the clip below of tonitght’s episode I just don’t see Anna being quite so warm to an intern applicant who hasn’t even gone to college. Plus, the character seems to be proud of her Ohio roots which Anna clearly wouldn’t be and we all know Anna Wintour would never eat a restaurant called Breadsticks. More »

Whitney Port Said Smart Interns Should Be Willing To Do Anything

Whitney Port Said Smart Interns Should Be Willing To Do Anything

Former Hills and The City star and now successful designer as well as Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model judge, Whitney Port, recently said when she was an intern at Teen Vogue she did anything she was asked without question, including massaging an actress’s gross feet. But she thinks it is the kind of go-getter, do anything it takes intern that sets the winners apart from the crowd. “I always notice the girls who have a great attitude and will do whatever it takes without necessarily having to be asked. Interns shouldn’t be afraid to take a stance,” she added. More »

Top Editor Fired After Asking Intern To Visit ‘Favorite Make-Out Spot’

Top Editor Fired After Asking Intern To Visit 'Favorite Make-Out Spot'

A July 4 overnight company retreat gone very, very wrong has led to the firing of the founder of one of the country’s top literary magazines. Marc Smirnoff, founding editor of the Oxford American, is accused of berating young staffers for playing a drinking game, and then pressing a 19-year-old intern to drive home alone with him, asking her to hold hands in the car and come with him to his favorite “make-out spot.” Her awesome response: “[I’d rather] hold hands with a dead dog.” More »