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Sarah Piper-Goldberg, Campaigns Manager: Discrimination and Bullying
At DoSomething.org, we recognize that interns are an incredibly precious resource. They are people who are passionate enough about your workplace that they’ve opted to spend a chunk of time with you for pennies. We know that interns are doing us a favor— not the other way around. If you can learn how to do it effectively, running an internship program can be a huge asset to your company.
When people ask me how long I’ve worked at DoSomething.org, I start to answer by saying, “Well, I started as an intern in 2010,” but then hesitate as the person’s eyes gloss over. “That’s not a real job,” I ...