Chrystian Quinones, a student at Edison State College, took an unpaid marketing internship while working toward a degree in that field. With increasing competition for jobs, students are turning to unpaid internships for experience, but employers are becoming more wary of violating federal laws regulating unpaid internships. Students like Quinones, who says his internship was invaluable, often find themselves caught in the middle.  Staff/Manuel Martinez

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Chrystian Quinones, a student at Edison State College, took an unpaid marketing internship while working toward a degree in that field. With increasing competition for jobs, students are turning to unpaid internships for experience, but employers are becoming more wary of violating federal laws regulating unpaid internships. Students like Quinones, who says his internship was invaluable, often find themselves caught in the middle. Staff/Manuel Martinez

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