The best thing in today’s Times was this piece about companies that have set themselves up as internship brokers: You pay them $8k, they get your kid an unpaid internship in NYC. The company is called “University of Dreams”:
Officials at the company say they are able to wrangle hard-to-get internships for their clients because they have developed extensive working relationships with a variety of employers. They also have an aggressive staff who know who to call where. Their network of contacts, they say, is often as crucial as hard work in professional advancement.