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Deleted - Unfortunately this thread morphed into a discussion about the Internship process. Too many individuals offering flippant comments and have little appreciation for a professional-level internship. This thread became a distraction.

I'll continue to advertise these positions elsewhere but not here on THT.

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Prefer individuals that have a BS in a science but will consider any mature and responsible individual. Pay is $10 to 12/hr for 40/week.
Man, the value of a BS degree is pretty low these days......
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I was all in until you said I will "not be exposed to Dengue Fever."
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Hear the 7-11 down the block is paying $12/hr and the only requirement is breathing... Just sayin'
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I've got a research internship this summer that pays $13 an hour and I'm just a junior!
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Chris, it's that danged 500 mile commute that's a deal breaker! Actually, that kind of position is a very good way to evaluate potential employees; and a young person would have income, resume assistance, and the chance for a FT position in a pretty safe employment model.
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I have a BS in Biochem and that's not much less than the pharmaceutical companies are paying new grads to come work in their labs. Still, the pay definitely does not match the work required to get such a degree.
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Cut the man some slack guys!! He is just trying to help out those in need of work.
$12/hour up here in the panhandle and in these economic times, is considered not too bad of pay.
You'd have to pay me a helluva lot more than $12/hr work at a 7-11. I give ya that!
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Seriously... a govt. grant to study mosquitoes. Where have I heard this before. Shut the whole program down.... we are broke!!
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It's always good to see someone hiring. Thanks for the post.
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Seriously... a govt. grant to study mosquitoes. Where have I heard this before. Shut the whole program down.... we are broke!!

HH -

I know that you are just fooling around ..... and I know taht you are a smart guy so you probably already know that the DoD has a very real interest in mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases since more man-days were lost in WW2 due to illness and death caused by mosquitoes than bullets!! And every year, approximately 1/7th of the Worlds population is killed or seriously injuried by a simple mosquito bite. Mosquitoes are the Worlds most dangerous animal. Pretty neat little animals!!

And I know that $10-12 isn't setting the world on fire but that is the going rate for professional-level internships. This isn't a recession-level rate either; these type of internships have been paying minimium wage, or slightly above for many years. My first internship nearly 25 years ago was only paying $1.50 over minimium wage. But you don't enter an internship to make $$ but rather to gain experience and make professional contacts.
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What do the FT employees make?
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Originally Posted by chrisrack View Post
The base employees (Inspectors and Junior Scientists) make $25 to 30k to start plus benefits. We just hired an Entomologist with a Masters from the Univ of Florida and she is paid $40k. These are starting salaries and a COLA is generally made each year based upon the CPI.


My plumber with an A.A. from The University of Kohler makes $40k in a month clearing Denge or is it dung?
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Originally Posted by chrisrack View Post
And I know that $10-12 isn't setting the world on fire but that is the going rate for professional-level internships. This isn't a recession-level rate either; these type of internships have been paying minimium wage, or slightly above for many years. My first internship nearly 25 years ago was only paying $1.50 over minimium wage. But you don't enter an internship to make $$ but rather to gain experience and make professional contacts.
Not trying to be a wise guy, but really?

My son was making twice that right out of college with a chemistry degree. ;?
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it sounds low but he ll probably find someone the way this job market is and theres probably some people out there who will be happy to have it. if he cant find someone maybe he ll have to up the price, you never know, but im not gonna hate on him for trying to control the cost of temporary help.
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Holy cow, a college degree required and $10/hour in pay? Is this a joke?
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See this is why there are bosses and there are workers. Lots of worker mentality here. Boss mentality is to do the internship and make the contacts etc needed to get your own govt cheese. $$ involved aren't even comparable. Be a worker/slave or be a boss/owner.
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Originally Posted by jacksdad View Post
See this is why there are bosses and there are workers. Lots of worker mentality here. Boss mentality is to do the internship and make the contacts etc needed to get your own govt cheese. $$ involved aren't even comparable. Be a worker/slave or be a boss/owner.

Bingo.

Many of the posts on here simply are unfamiliar with the intern process.

Now, I would be very happy if we could get this topic back on track and stop worrying about the hourly rate of pay for an intern.

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