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By JAMES COBUN
Each year as summer draws near,
students begin searching for that all
important internship that will provide
summer employment, job experience
and large paychecks.
Students from every academic
department will go searching for
internships. Most start early in the
year, though some wait until spring.
Students can find internships with
businesses such as Frito-Lay, Milling
ton, Procter and Gamble and many
others, said Walter Jones, the director
of Career Planning and Placement
Services at N.C State.
Many students also obtain state
government internships in Raleigh. A
student of any major can participate
in this type of internship, Jones said.
Most students seek a summer
internship that is career-related and
pays well, he said.
Internships with private organiza
tions offer much higher pay than
internships with state organizations,
Jones said. A good internship in a
private company will pay between
$1,500 and $1,800 per month, while
an internship with state government
will pay about $250 per week.
The majority of the internships that
students in North Carolina receive are
located in the South or on the East
Coast, Jones said, although some
students do travel to other parts of
Students at the UNC School of
Journalism receive internships
located all over the country, said Billie
Nagelschmidt, the school's business
- Internships that journalism majors
receive are usually with newspapers,
magazines, advertising agencies or
publishers, she said.
Many of the better internships are
filled by this time of the year, but
some are still open, Nagelschmidt
An internship serves as a track record
of a person's ability and experience in
his or her field of work.
The Wall Street Journal, The St.
Petersburg Times and The Phoenix
Gazette have all taken interns from
UNC in the past, Nagelschmidt said.
Most organizations ask that stu
dents apply for internship positions
with resumes, samples of writing and
sometimes an interview, she said.
Another area of study at UNC
which sends students searching for
internships is the psychology
Psychology majors at UNC have
a very wide range of internships to
choose from, said psychology profes-
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sor Mark Appelbaum.
UNC has over 500 different majors
in psychology, so the types of intern
ships that the students pursue are
varied. Research students can intern
in places like-applied research labs
or state labs. Clinical psychology
students can intern in mental insti
tutions or industrial settings, Appel
- Students in every academic major
attempt to find summer internships
to add experience to their resumes.
The art department has had students
work in major museums like New
York's Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Washington, D.C.'s National
Gallery, and Charlotte's Mint
These internships are usually not
paid, said UNC art professor James
Thompson, because the museum feels
that it is helping interns as much as
they help the museum. Internships for
art students are also useful after
graduation because of the connec
tions and acquaintances they make
possible, he said.
An internship serves as a track
record of a person's ability and
experience in his or her field of work,
Internships allow companies to
look at a prospective employee and
determine whether, the applicant has
the discipline to do the job, Jones
said. When companies offer a fresh
college graduate a job with a high
salary, they want to be assured that
the new employee can apply the
information he learned in school to
the environment of the workplace, he
help match workers
with available jobs
Dy LAURA TAYLOR .
For college students who maybe
short on money or job contacts,
temporary help service companies
can provide excellent summer
j1 uWe like having students working
for us because they are extremely
'dependable," said Dolores Smith,
staffing manager at Monarch Tem
Summer is the only time some
students have to make money, she
said. Students hired by Monarch tend
to be flexible about the types of jobs
hey are willing to accept.
I "Students are very negotiable
about pay rates. They are very
jflexible, and that makes it easier for
jus," Smith said.
i Temporary help companies don't
require the job applicant to pay any
additional fees, unlike personnel
jagencies, which often charge for their
services, said Nancy Berry, co-owner
(with her husband) of Mebane Tem
As a member of the National
Association of Temporary Services
(NATS), Mebane is responsible for
all employees it hires. After a suc
cessful job placement is made, an
employee is put on.Mebane's payroll
and is paid on a weekly basis, Berry
Service coordinators handle
employee recruitment, screening and
matching procedures, she . said.
Employee skills must be evaluated so
that a qualified temporary employee
can be placed in an appropriate job.
: Smith said it is customary for
people to make appointments to fill
out applications and be interviewed
at most temporary help companies.
! The interview allows anyone anti
cipating employment to discuss his
previous experience as well as set
specific job, wage and hours guide
lines, she said.
"It is important for the temporary
to be happy, because they usually
complete their (job) assignment,
Employees may state how much
they want to make on a temporary
assignment, she said.
"We can usually work with just
about anybody," Smith said. "Our
job is to be honest with them (tem
poraries). Companies are not going
to pay for unqualified employees."
Henry Turlington, general man
ager of 11 eastern N.C. Manpower
Temporary Services offices, des
cribed students as "a really good
source of employees."
"Students are viewed just like any
other applicants," he said.
During the summer, most students
seek jobs primarily for monetary
gain, Turlington said. However, he
emphasized that temporary service
companies can provide good com
pany contacts that students may
follow up after graduation.
Manpower, Mebane and Monarch
Temporary Services run special
promotions for recruitment purposes.
Each company provides additional
bonuses for employees who refer
friends with job placement capabil
ities to the companies. -
All temporary help service com
panies have a broad base of clients
that request temporary help on a
regular or irregular basis. Various
jobs utilizing skills in clerical work,
construction, accounting, marketing
and many other areas are made
available to students through these
Robin Joseph, experiential learn
ing coordinator for University Career
Planning and Placement Services
(UCPPS), emphasized that UCPPS
is geared primarily for students
seeking experience for future careers.
"Our programs focus on the career
aspect," she said. The department
provides listings of career skill
building programs, though it is up
to students to pursue the opportunity
on their own.
Substantial resources are available
to students, who can make appoint
ments or simply walk into the office,
located in Hanes Hall.