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It's the best way to find out if you've chosen the right career path.
If the Australian government is serious about reducing youth unemployment and increasing their employment outlook, it needs to look at creating more entry-level jobs, increasing job security for young people, and, in regards to internships, look at promoting more paid internships, not increasing essentially unpaid ones.
Are you sick of the words "jobs and growth" yet? You sure will be by July 2. And that's not just because we will hear it thousands of times. It's because, deep down, many of us realise that "jobs and growth" is a mantra for a world on its way out.
Internships are not coercion or exploitation. It is a voluntary, mutually beneficial activity where one party recognises that, due to inexperience, their labour is not yet particularly valuable.