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Alicia Hazen on why for-credit internships should always be paid

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A commentary piece authored by Assistant Dean & Career Services Director Alicia Hazen was recently published in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Journal. In it, Hazen argues in favor of the School of Human Ecology’s position that for-credit internships should always be paid.

For-credit internships are a mandatory piece of Human Ecology’s undergraduate curriculum because they offer invaluable professional learning experiences that bridge the gap between classroom-based theories and real-world workplace applications. The school is working to address the issue of unpaid internships to reduce financial burdens on students and improve their career outcomes.

Read the full article about paid internships.