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Opinion: Unpaid, for-credit internship tuition exploits students

(08/31/21 1:45pm)

After a painstaking waiting period, I finally got to call my parents to tell them the good news: I was accepted to a summer internship program. Seconds after confirming my participation, I emailed my advisor to register my unpaid internship for credit. My excitement quickly diminished, however, when she informed me that I would have to pay American University thousands of dollars to receive credit for my unpaid labor.