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Employers and Career Counselors: What’s Your View on Internships?
Learn more about how employers, career counselors and other professionals view internships
by Blair Hickman
ProPublica, Jun. 20, 2013, 10:42 am

Last month, we launched an investigation into internships in the United States. We’re looking into companies that violate labor laws, and how this growing intern economy has impacted American workers.

We've received over 350 stories from interns, and people whose career plans changed because they couldn't afford to take an unpaid internship.

But we also want to hear from employers, career counselors, lawyers or internship coordinators that have experience managing or advising interns. We're curious about trends you've seen, and what you think we should investigate. Your first-hand expertise can be extremely valuable to our ongoing reporting.

We promise we'll keep your information confidential. So if you fall into one of these categories, please fill out the form below. (And feel free to share with your colleages.)

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