February 04, 2009

Internship -- The New Not-Job

Have you SEEN the number of internships available now that so many companies have laid off employees and are looking for warm bodies with some kind - any kind? - of ability to fill their place, fo' cheap? Wooo! Now is TEH time to be an intern.

There isn't a hotter career on the job boards or in the breakroom, and not a better way to worm your way into an organization ensuring that you maybe, one day, if you're lucky, after you do a lot of grunt work, actually get paid a few bucks.

As jobs disappear, the competition for highly visible internships is likely to heat up. Many are holding out, hoping for a CEO internship. When CEO interns head the boardroom the truth will be exposed: MBAs really aren't a prereq to running things.

If you lack the money to go back to school to learn a brand new skill set, and since Obama's jobs building bridges and electric cars haven't materialized quite yet, now is the time to check out internships in your area. Might be the only gigs out there.

Hey it could be worse.... uh... ?


GGirton said...

I like the idea of a CEO internship, even a nomical fee would be good *nomical is combination of nominal and comical. Cheers! George

Jeneane Sessum said...

nomical - heh!!

Davieharely said...

I will be graduating college in May and obviously I should look for a job. Is internship necessary? I know it is a plus. I am asking this because some entry-level position requires some experience just about 1 to 2 years. In that case, it seems like that I cannot obtain that position if I do not have any experience including internship. So do I have to do internship?
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