In a piece for Slate.com, Timothy Noah writes about the disturbing phenomenon of putting coveted summer internships up for auction at elite private schools. Clearly this is putting those who cannot pay, but are well qualified for the position, at an immediate disadvantage. Opportunity is quite literally being sold to the highest bidder.
Internships are widely seen as a great way for students to gain valuable experience which will help them pursue a job in the career of their choice. What does it say about this country if the mere ability to put in a hard day's work is for sale?
With this in mind, The Opportunity Agenda is pleased to note our ability to offer a paid summer internship, within the communications department. For more information, click here.
To read more from The Opportunity Agenda, visit our blog, The State of Opportunity.