Here’s an employment stat that’s worth getting excited over.
Looking for an internship for this summer?
Here’s some good news for you… and yeah, we know what you’re thinking: wait, it’s possible to have good news on the job front?
Employers are hiring 8.5 percent more interns this summer — well, at least those employers who participated in ‘ most recent survey. That means more opportunity for you to land a , er, internship that will boost your resume and marketability.
Nearly all employers who responded to the survey expect to pay their interns, . Of course, we know there are plenty of unpaid opportunities out there, too, but it’s promising that at least NACE members, which tend to be companies with well-developed college relations and recruitment programs, realize students should be compensated for their time and effort. Responding organizations say they’ll pay college interns an average of $16.21 per hour, slightly less than the 2011 average of $16.68.
Internships are key not only because they’ll keep you learning this summer, but also because they often lead to full-time jobs, NACE says.
If you’re looking for a summer internship, how’s the search? Does it feel any more promising than last year?