Some interns say they learned to strategically invest in bananas for breakfast
The Billfold posed this question to 14 interns, past and present. Their responses include tales of taking on extra jobs, rationing out footlong Subway sandwiches, strategically investing in bananas (“4x$1!”) for breakfast and learning not to underestimate the power of asking for a free lunch.
One of the luckier ones, who stuck it out through a stint as an unpaid intern for academic credit and then found a paying position, writes: “I feel like I captured a New York media unicorn.”
We’re interested to hear from others who’ve been in this position: If you were (or are) an unpaid intern, how did you make it work? Do you have any advice for others in that position? Let us know in the comments.
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