If you want to work for free, work for yourself.
With paying jobs so hard to get in this weak market, a lot of college graduates would gladly settle for a nonpaying internship. But even then, they are competing with laid-off employees with far more experience.
So growing numbers of new graduates — or, more often, their parents — are paying thousands of dollars to services that help them land internships.
Call these unpaid internships that you pay for.
You are better off creating your own projects and present them to future employers.
And if you are an intern do not continue working for that same company full-time. You’ll still be considered an intern and be treated (and paid) accordingly.
Experience is overrated, focus on actual accomplishments.