Bloomberg Law
June 27, 2018, 12:40 PM

While Intern Wages Rise, So Do Unpaid Internships

Kodichi Nwankwo

Wages for interns continue to climb, as students pursuing a bachelor’s degree can now earn nearly $19 an hour.

At the same time, internships are becoming more of a necessity for graduates to ultimately land a full-time job.

The average hourly wage this summer for interns pursuing a bachelor’s degree is $18.73, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. That’s nearly a 16 percent increase in the last five years, according to the organization, which tracks data such as starting salaries and college recruitment.

Paid internships are becoming more common, and wages are increasing with the number of ...

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