Intern for zero dollars or take promotion at current job?
July 22, 2010 10:04 AM Subscribe
If you have to work a full-time internship, does that mean you have to quit your job?
posted by KogeLiz to education (9 answers total)
My sister is 28 years old and in a bachelor's program for childhood education/teaching.
She was just offered a high-paying promotion from her current employer (which isn't child/educational-related) but in a few months, she needs to start interning at local schools for zero dollars.
She wants to finish up her degree but she doesn't know how her, her husband (average income for Florida) can pay the bills on the house and take care of their 3 year old.
How does one pay the bills and take care of a child in these types of situations? Is that why so many students are waitresses/strippers?
Has anyone else had to make a decision like this? To climb the corporate ladder and make more money or to work for nothing and finish a degree?