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Summer interns: No bloggers need apply

Law firms hire summer interns by the boatload. It’s a great way to recruit the best and brightest as well as give them a test drive before coughing up $150,000 plus a year to a kid who has never had a real job.

The New York Times ran a story this week that bloggers need not apply for summer internships in corporate America.

This is the time of year when thousands of interns and new employees pour into the workplace from college campuses, many bringing with them an innocence and nonchalance about workplace rules and corporate culture.

Most experienced employees know: Thou Shalt Not Blab About the Company’s Internal Business. But the line between what is public and what is private is increasingly fuzzy for young people comfortable with broadcasting nearly every aspect of their lives on the Web, posting pictures of their grandmother at graduation next to one of them eating whipped cream off a woman’s belly. For them, shifting from a like-minded audience of peers to an intergenerational, hierarchical workplace can be jarring.

Goes onto discuss policies and protocols firms need to put in place as far as interns. Interesting read.

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