Why You Might Consider an UNPAID Ag Internship – AgGrad Live Podcast 006

Unpaid internships can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a difficult industry, but they are not always the right decision for every career path. There are many pros and cons you should consider before deciding to apply or accept an internship with a company or organization.


On today’s episode, I’m sharing some of the advantages and disadvantages of unpaid internships. I’ll also share some of the things you should consider before applying for an unpaid internship and the potential benefits you could receive from accepting an unpaid internship in the agriculture industry.


“Think about your career path when you consider unpaid internships.” Tim Hammerich


Today on AgGrad Live:


  • The skill sets and experience you can receive as an unpaid intern
  • How unpaid internships can help you build relationships in the agriculture industry
  • How to decide whether an unpaid internship is the right decision for your career
  • Learning whether this career path is a field that motivates you to do it full-time





3 Unpaid Internship Considerations:


  1. What skills will you learn at the end of the internship?
  2. What relationships will you foster between co-workers to benefit your career path?
  3. Are you financially stable to take on an unpaid position?

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Tim Hammerich

Tim is a strategic communications consultant, founder of AgGrad, and the host of the "Future of Agriculture" podcast. Originally from California, he is now based out of Boise, Idaho.