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Four Ways You Can Seek Back Pay for an Unpaid Internship - ProPublicahttp://www.propublica.org/article/four-ways-you-can-seek-back-pay-for-an-unpaid-internship?utm_source=et&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter

At ProPublica, we’ve heard from a lot of unpaid interns. You’ve told us about walking your boss’s dog, fact-checking for magazines and even doing the same work as federal prosecutors — all for little or no pay.

If you think you might be entitled to minimum wage for your work, you have legal options. Here are a few resources you should know about.

Let’s start with the obvious — you can appeal to your employer directly for wages. If you go that route, know the U.S. Department of Labor’s rules. The Labor Department says if you are interning at a for-profit company, your employer needs to pay you at least minimum wage if any of these things are true:

The editor said the job was reminiscent of Anne Hathaway’s job in “The Devil Wears Prada,” but worse, “because we don’t get any makeover in the end,” Ms. Ballinger said in the interview.

Newsweek: Social Media Intern Wanted!http://newsweek.tumblr.com/post/9335853282

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newsweek:

Hey guys! Want to join the team behind nwk tumblr? We’re hiring a social media intern and would love to recruit from our follower pool. Here’s the full listing. We promise this will be a fun, and educational, internship. (And it’s a paid position, based out of our offices in sunny New York…

As you might have noticed, Newsweek has waaaaaay more fun on Tumblr than the rest of the sites out there. You’re reading this; you probably get social media! So … hinthintnudgenudge.

Thanks guys, we really do. Look, here’s a cat on a bicycle!

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Social Media Intern Wanted!

Hey guys! Want to join the team behind nwk tumblr? We’re hiring a social media intern and would love to recruit from our follower pool. Here’s the full listing. We promise this will be a fun, and educational, internship. (And it’s a paid position, based out of our offices in sunny New York City!)

Newsweek & The Daily Beast is looking for a dependable, self-motivated, and inquisitive social media intern to join its Audience Development department to assist with the gathering, sharing, and syndicating of our news. The ideal candidate will be up to date on the news cycle and state of online media and be excited to join a team that’s focused on growing the online readership of our media properties through old-school engagement and new-age media experimentation. We want an intern who knows a good meme when they see one, who knows the difference between a retweet and a reblog, a page-view and a visit, and who’s not afraid to tweet at @MCHammer to say sir, “U can’t touch this.”

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with managing Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr communities
  2. Assist with pitching stories to bloggers (early mornings included!)
  3. Manage department organizational spreadsheets
  4. Brainstorm new ways we can be engaging readers on the web
  5. Develop and execute an intern project utilizing social media
  6. Assist with moderating comments on the site

The ideal candidate will be:

  1. Experienced and comfortable with Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr
  2. Proficient with Excel
  3. A news fanatic – Someone who actively follows all types of news on different media
  4. Generally aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  5. Organized, driven, and passionate about the news

To apply, please provide some evidence that you “get” the web. That can be your blog, Tumblr, video, Twitter account, cat-focused Facebook group, or other internet hobby. We won’t judge you.

If you’d like, mention you saw the listing on nwk tumblr so we know to keep an eye out for your applications. OK, good luck! Apply here.

Open Call for Interns!

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Interested in investigative journalism? Want to work in online media and magazine journalism? Apply for our internship with legendary reporter Wayne Barrett, where you’ll assist with research, reporting, interviewing, and breaking news and longer investigative stories for Newsweek & The Daily Beast.

Trust us, this is an amazing opportunity that you should jump on right now! (Caveat: for students only.)

Calling all enterprising, curious, and journalistic-minded students! Apply now!

OK, I did this internship for Barrett when he was still with the Village Voice, and it was the most rewarding and challenging thing I’ve ever done. It still is. I cannot stress enough how much you should apply for it.

A testimonial! Thanks, Samuel.

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Open Call for Interns!

cheatsheet:

Interested in investigative journalism? Want to work in online media and magazine journalism? Apply for our internship with legendary reporter Wayne Barrett, where you’ll assist with research, reporting, interviewing, and breaking news and longer investigative stories for Newsweek & The Daily Beast.

Trust us, this is an amazing opportunity that you should jump on right now! (Caveat: for students only.)

Calling all enterprising, curious, and journalistic-minded students! Apply now!

OUT: Unpaid Internships IN: Paying for internshipshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/29/AR2010082904229.html

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Not satisfied to merely go broke pursuing grunt work for college credit, interns are now insisting that they also go into debt, writes Jenna Johnson. For the privilege of guaranteed placement, interns are paying up to $7,800 for one summer’s worth of work experience.

Interns. Please. Keep a cool head about you and remember that you may be paying for the privilege of making coffee.

This little Tumblr had six college internships before landing the gig formerly known as Newsweek writer/currently known as… it’s really hard to get any work done around here when we’re all clinically depressed. But hey: I’m pretty sure we could use the money interns would pay us for… whiskey!