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Students Take Internships over Paid Service Jobs

Economy

Students Take Internships over Paid Service Jobs

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An increasing number of college and high school students are spending their summers working in unpaid internships rather than paid, service jobs. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, writer and editor Kay Hymowitz wonders whether the shift from paid menial labor to unpaid office experience is healthy for youngsters — and for the country.

Kay Hymowitz, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; contributing editor of City Journal; author of "Service Learning," published in the Wall Street Journal