Forget fetching coffee, staring at spreadsheets until your eyes glaze over and sitting in a cubicle during the gorgeous summer months. Today, with so many young aspiring professionals completing multiple internships before they finally land their first full-time gig, the market is competitive for businesses and applicants alike.
Companies are offering more than just a desk and grunt administrative work to lure tomorrow’s workforce. And they’re paying cold, hard cash.
Whether you’re looking for a summer gig or are looking for a serious case of FOMO, read on to learn about some of the coolest internships out there.
If you’re torn between spending the summer traveling and grinding away at an internship, Harley-Davidson is offering the best of both worlds in summer 2018.
The motorcycle company’s 12-week #FindYourFreedom paid internship for college juniors, seniors and recent grads provides the chance to ride a Harley across the country. Applicants have to explain what freedom means to them in the medium of their choice, from an essay to a video.
Their objectives? Learn to ride a motorcycle, discover “motorcycle culture,” collaborate with Harley-Davidson’s marketing team on real content and attend meetings and events.
Interns who pass a H-D Riding Academy course and obtain a motorcycle endorsement even get to keep their bike.
Speaking of travel, hotel chain Days Inn is paying people to take vacations and sunset photos in “America’s sunniest cities,” from San Diego to Miami.
The company is “seeking a bright, aspiring photographer with a passion for the outdoors to travel across the country and capture the sun in all of its glory” for what it’s dubbed a “summer sun-ternship.”
The internship lasts one month, and each intern will receive a $10,000 stipend for use during that…