Scams On The Name of Internship.
- May 15, 2018
- Posted by: EduWings
- Category: Eduwings
Let’s start with term “INTERNSHIP “ means acquiring right skills under the guidance of senior officer / professional. Working as an intern in a professional environment is a wonderful way to learn while earning experience future employers will appreciate. However, there is a dark side to internships. There are people who will take advantage of college students eagerly looking for experience. Generally, companies fool around people on the name of the internship by just giving them training either without professionals or basic training which in future is of no use for the later company & intern itself.
Due to lack of budgets or cost-cutting mindset, many entrepreneurs hire Interns and there is no harm if you can really learn but remember do not forget to explore who is going to be your mentor during the internship.
How to know if an internship is legit?
Watch out for warning signs when evaluating internship.
A legitimate company asks you to pay or not!!
Value of certificate & their after use.
Proper training & credit received.
These are some few points which generally happen when we are misguided on the name of summer training as an internship. If you’re on the hunt for an authentic internship program then you need to know about this common internship scam.
How can you avoid being a victim of such scams?
As scary as the possibility of unknowingly getting sucked into a scam is, there are ways to avoid it. It’s important to go about your job and internship search as smartly and safely as you can.
Students need to review as much information on the organization’s website as possible and check the Better Business Bureau and/or other similar organizations to determine if there have ever been complaints against a particular company. Students should be very skeptical if there is no information available about a company on the web, or through other public means. “Always look at job postings with a skeptical eye,” which means no matter what the posting is, always look for its certificate value and its long-term benefits in your career growth.
In today’s competitive era students are running for short programs & training with wide scope and good earning but in quest of best they end up getting cheated as they easily get attracted by fake promising companies who claim to conduct excellent summer training programs on name of internship without giving proper training, desired skills and required certificate to their students .
TIPS for selecting successful internship program
- Survey your company, asking departments if they want interns and skill sets.
- Work under senior officer / professional & point of contact and check mentor and monitor intern performance.
- Determine your priorities. Do you want career-related experience or Just another useless certificate to show off?
- A career-related summer internship is likely to give you a competitive edge when you seek your first job.
And last but not the least there is a big difference between summer training & internship, don’t pay anything to anyone for the internship because you are paying indirectly by working without any salary or very basic stipend.