The Heavy Lift For Low-Income College Interns
Today, we listen to Jazmin Diaz who is a rising fourth year at UC Berkeley. And like many other fourth years, she’s taken an internship that will give her meaningful work experience in her field. She wants to be the first lawyer in her family, so she’s taken an unpaid internship at an immigration non-profit in San Francisco. But, this job alone does not cover most of her living expenses. As a result, she’s taken odd hours at her on-campus job in order to continue living in the area.
We begin the story with Jazmin on her commute from Berkeley to San Francisco and we learn about the cost of accepting an unpaid internship as a first-generation, low-income college student.