Yesterday I was invited on the Today Show to talk with David Gregory about a new way that some mid-career and older workers are reinventing — internships. I appeared with Ann Hodgman, a 52-year old executive intern at WowOWow.com, which is offering a program that allows them to tap the experience of older workers while at the time expose those people to the skills they need to survive in a digital work environment.
Immediately after the segment I got an email from my a cousin of mine in college saying “You mean I now have to compete for internships with my mother’s friends??”
Moments later, her grandmother sent me a message on Facebook saying, “Wow, that’s a great idea for me!”