Internship without pay


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    <-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students on campus.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Hey, Jim. Know what you’re doing yet this summer?
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, I got this chemistry internship lined up—
    I’m gonna be helping my lab professor with a research experiment.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> How cool!
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> I know … I want to work in a chemistry lab after I graduate, so this will be great experience.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Sounds like you’re all set!
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Uhm, not quite … there’s a problem.
    You see, the internship doesn’t pay … and I really need to earn money this summer.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, I read that the campus bookstore needs help this summer.
    Maybe you could work at the lab during the week and at the bookstore on the weekends.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Maybe … but then I’d be working all the time—I’d hardly have any time to relax all summer.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> True. But here’s a thought—
    why not ask your professor if you can share the internship with another person?
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> You know, now that you mention it, other summer interns have done this and the professors were fine with it.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Right, so you could still earn money on days when you didn’t have to be at the lab.
    <-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, sounds good.
    The only drawback is that I might not learn as much as I would if I were actually in the lab every day and could follow the results of the experiments.
    <-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I know, but it might be worth a try.


The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the man’s problem. Briefly summarize the problem. Then state which solution you recommend and why.


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