While many internships are paid, unpaid internships are problematic for many reasons. Using an equity lens, NACE’s position statement on unpaid internships is a call to policymakers to address the inherent inequities unpaid internships cause and to work to ensure all internships are paid.

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Those with paid internships are 2.2x more likely to land a paid internship over an unpaid or no internship

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Those who land a job related to their degree are 3.3x more likely to think their institution prepared them well for their career.

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Who is NACE?

Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has connected tens of thousands of career services and early talent recruiting professionals, serving as the authority on the employment of the college educated.

We forecast annual hiring trends, identify best practices, track student outcomes, and provide extensive professional development opportunities.

NACE is the foremost authority on internships and is leading the way in its advocacy to eradicate unpaid internships. Check out our Guide to Internships to learn more.