A strong case for why you should pay your interns

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What you want in an intern is someone who’s interested in learning your business (and the world of business) and who will, in turn, help your company. And even though you can surely find high-quality interns who are willing to work for free, that’s becoming increasingly rare.

With high-profile disputes in the news, the legal climate has changed, and there’s nothing to prevent your unpaid interns of today from returning six months later and suing for back pay.

In the end, don’t be scared off by the cost of paying interns. They can still be assets to your company, and you can be a big help to them too. But how to go about it? Nathan Parcells, chief marketing officer at InternMatch, has some advice on what you need to do in order to get a great intern–and how much it’s going to cost you.

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