Students Take Internships over Paid Service Jobs 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.
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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