Do Internships Pay Off?

by Zoë Pollock

A new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers suggests that it helps if there's some money involved:

60% of 2012 graduates who worked a paid internship got at least one job offer, while just 37% of those in unpaid gigs got any offers. That’s slightly – only slightly – better than the offer rate for graduates who skipped internships entirely, at 36%.