Question by jb_outrakis: Are most internships paid?
I am applying for a summer internship and I assumed it would be paid. I really have no choice but to take it if offered the job because I asked a connection to get me into the organization. Then someone told me that internships are not paid, only externships. Any information on this?

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Answer by imisidro
It depends on the company. Some internships are not paid, while some are paid. Typically when you apply the company specifies if the internship is paid. I suggest you ask the company and inquire if their internship is paid.

The White House internship program, for example, is unpaid but the impact on its resume as well as the contacts you will get are invaluable http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html . Look at the pros of your internship and what benefits you can get from it, even if you are unpaid

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