<-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.