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Unpaid Internships

By max98037 ·
I am a network technology student and have decided that I would like to complete an unpaid internship before graduating. I have been told that the best way to become an IT professional is with experience and the only way to make it a win-win situation for the employer is to offer my contribution at no charge.
I have to admit it has been much more difficult than I had first thought it would be. Getting through the HR department for a response from anyone is a real challenge.
Does anyone have any advice on how to find an internship? Would I get far by trying to bypass HR and just ask the receptionist to transfer me to the Director of IT, or would this just be obnoxious?
Also, if anyone out there is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic free laborer for their Seattle area IT department, please contact me: max@maxklim.8m.com
I have an online resume, too: www.maxklim.8m.com
Thank you, Max Klim

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by mlayton In reply to Unpaid Internships

I suggest you call some non-profit agencies or charities, and ask for the IT Director. In addition to bypassing the HR Department and speaking to someone who is underpaid and probably in desperate need of help, you can probably find a cause that means something to you personally and get a lot of satisfaction from it. Also, try libraries and in the fall re-election campaigns for your favorite candidates.

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