Taking an unpaid internship
About 2 weeks ago, my business communications professor forwarded me an email about a local brewing company that was looking for an intern, for the summer. The email was from the owner of the company and he specifically wanted someone to help them out with social media marketing. I thought this could be an interesting opportunity and would be good experience for me, since I'm only a freshman student.
However, the rest of the email indicates that the position would be unpaid. The company would give apparel and free beer as compensation. I do love free clothing and free beer would be great---although I'm not of drinking age so that wouldn't apply to me :)
I just wanted some opinions. Do you guys think it's worth it to take an unpaid internship? My gut feeling is no. I'm an accounting major, so my ultimate career won't have anything to do with social media or marketing. Also I kind of feel like unpaid internship are a bit lame.