Why Qureos is Against Unpaid Internships

April 5, 2022

The intent behind internships is for students and new graduates to gain valuable professional experience while reducing risks and costs to organizations. But is it fair for them to be unpaid? Every internship season the debate over paid and unpaid internships gains heat. Prior professional experience has become something of a requirement in today’s competitive environment. That’s why Qureos is against unpaid internships.

Whether it is remote or on-site, internships give the kind of exposure that is invaluable and indispensable. With the advancement of modern technology, there has been a boom of remote internship opportunities. Remote internships have their set of pros and cons, they can feel a bit daunting, but can pay off in the long run.

 

Internships that offer connections and experience, but no pay, shut out many potential applicants as they lack the external support that allows them the freedom to not think about the monetary compensation.

Companies tend to think of interns as disposable and free labor that can add little value to the company. This move can be short-sighted as it does not take into account the empowerment of the next generation of the workforce. Hard work and effort should be rewarded and paid accordingly.

Unpaid internships can make students feel alienated and unnecessarily burdened as many times these ‘jobs’ can turn into menial and monotonous tasks without any element of concrete learning behind them.

At Qureos, we aim to build a meaningful and instructive rhetoric amongst peers and mentors alike so that the apprentices get a fruitful internship experience, while being rewarded for their work, depending on the quality and skillfulness of the job done. The micro-projects being offered are based on real-life and real-time processes of companies and add value to both the apprentice doing the job, and the company posting the project. The intern thus gets monitored as an apprentice by the mentors, who guide and familiarize the apprentices with the industry standards and expectations.

 

By paying interns, a company is implying that they care about your efforts and are willing to offer you more than just minion work, something that will give actual substance to your portfolio. A paid internship is assuredly going to be a productive internship.

Conventionally, if an internship takes up more than 15 work-hours a week, it should pay some compensation. It is important that the internship gives you practical experience of the in-demand skills that you seek or assure you a full-time opportunity in your related field in the future.

Qureos provides both paid internships combined with mentorship to enhance the learning experience and motivate the learners. 

By involving you in remote internships, Qureos aims to teach students valuable skills they might not otherwise gain from the theoretical academic structure, and make them feel productive and motivated to do better, thanks to the added benefit of incentives and cashable XP points.

This gives the students a well-rounded experience and yet respects their time and efforts. They get to experience relative independence as they have a source of income, and feel like their work is being taken seriously and holds value which is the main reason why Qureos is against unpaid internships. They also attain effective communication skills while surrounded by peers, mentors and industry experts who can assists them in their remote internships. For more details on how interning with Qureos could benefit you, visit our website on qureos.com/apprentice/.

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