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VIDEO: Internships: A Foot in the Door?

From CBS News

It’s vacation season in America and families are flocking to popular destinations, like Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

They come here for the 18th century experience, but in one respect, Williamsburg is as modern as any 21st century city – the place is crawling with interns, more than 100.

Even Thomas Jefferson isn’t sure what to make of them. “What do you think of internships?” Tracy Smith asked a man portraying Jefferson. “Internships? Now I beg your pardon, Ms. Smith, but I’m not too familiar with the word internship,” he replied, staying in character.

Intern Sam Cady makes tools in the furniture shop, while intern Erica Moses digs for artifacts. And intern Lauren James teaches colonial dancing.

For Lauren, it’s a dream job, except for one thing: She’s not getting paid.

Continued at: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/14/sunday/main20092149.shtml

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