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If you're looking for fast cash in a summer job, see Uncle Sam. Federal and local governments are among the top places where students should start a search for paid internships, says Michael True, head of the internship search site InternQube.com and internship center director at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.

"The federal government offers excellent opportunities for students in a wide range of majors, even liberal arts," True says. "Everyone from the NSA to the CIA hires interns, so there really are some major opportunities."

True says the pay range is wide -- from $10 to $25 an hour, depending on the internship and skills required. Government internships also can open doors to high-paying jobs. Start your search for a government position at Studentjobs.gov and find paid internships, ranging from engineer to financial auditor.


 

 

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