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Want an internship? It can be yours for only $15,500

Three-month gig at The Huffington Post makes big bucks at a charity auction

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Media outlets are jettisoning jobs left, right and centre, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any high-profile, top-tier journalism internships available. You just need enough cash.

Imgaine what it would be like to arrive at either the New York City or Washington, D.C. offices of The Huffington Post, ready to start an internship that cost you (or your wealthy relative) a whopping $13,000.

One (lucky?) student is about to find out. Provided, of course, that some other student doesn’t outbid them on the auction website charitybuzz, where the next bid for the job placement is set at $15,500.

The winner must be at least 18 years old, and can choose to work at the online news website’s head office in NYC, or at their political bureau in Washington.  The internship is being offered by site founder and Greek heiress Arianna Huffington.

Funds from the auction will go the The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and if the top bidder lives in Connecticut, he or she will even have to pay sales tax on the internship.

With interns that eager, who needs employees?