Onlinecolleges.net just finished compiling an infographic determining whether internships are a worthwhile endeavour or not for college students. Some of the interesting facts they uncovered: In 2011, over half of the internships were paid (approximated at 52%), A college freshman intern makes $13.91 per hour on average, In 2011, 61.2% of employers made full-time offers to their interns, out of which 86.5% of the interns accepted, 61% of paid interns received job offers compared to 38% of unpaid interns & Online networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) was pointed out as the least affective method of recruitment. I am still a student and finished my internship a few months ago. For me, it was the best thing so far in my whole school time. I think I learned the most in those 5 months and after I finished my internship I got a job offer which I accepted, currently working there as a part-time front-end developper. So for me, an internship was still worth it :).
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