Conde Naste is the corporation company that owns approximately 27 publications such as Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair that decided to end their internship programs. Many feared that would become a trend throughout the magazine industry.
My guest this week, Ashley Mosley (@ashmosley), Community Manager at InternMatch.com, spent some time with me to addressthe following issues. InternMatch.com is a leading website and community that promotes value driven internship programs that employers will fill their intern programs with value, and that participants will utilize the websites tools to present their best attributes. During our conversation, Ashley and I discuss the following:
1) She goes into further depth in describing the Conde Nast decision to terminate their internship program. I ask questions and her recommendations about establishing an internship and how to go about it.
2) Ashley offers advice to soon-to-be graduates in matching the desired experience with the right company. In addition, the prospect must to customize his or her résumé to what the company wants from an intern. She does emphasize that candidates need to remember that they are competing for positions.
3) Ashley also says that she does not recommend accepting an unpaid internship and lists the reasons why? Also listen for her answer on whether an unpaid internship still has value today. I was curious as what her thoughts were about an internship turning into a coffee grabbing, personal errand running service.