Part of my college curriculum was an internship. It was unpaid. Despite the fact that we all knew it was coming at the end of our studies, many of my classmates were unprepared. They couldn’t support themselves without their jobs, which conflicted with the times they would have to be completing their internship. I’ve heard many other millennials complaining about lack of pay at their internships, claiming that the company they are interning with is abusing their work and the fact that it comes free.
There are two simple steps to be able to complete your internship and your studies, and still keep a smile on your face even when you feel like you’re being taken advantage of.