Intern at Microsoft or Google and You'll Walk Away With Some Pretty Crazy Swag

Intern at Microsoft or Google and You'll Walk Away With Some Pretty Crazy Swag

For better or worse, internships have become an almost avoidable part of college and post-college life. And while unpaid internships have some serious issues, the coveted paid positions come with a nice check and plenty of experience. 

But they also come with one more perk that's sure to make many job-seekers jealous: awesome swag. 

That's what one Redditor humblebragged about after an internship at Google:

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That's a lot of pretty sweet stuff to walk away with after a summer internship. 

But not to be outdone, a former Microsoft intern had to top that with a humblebrag of their own as well:

Source: Imgur

Yes, that is a Zune. 

Of course, all the swag in the world can't make up for poor and exploitative working conditions, but big tech companies like these are flush with cash and their interns are well-compensated for their time. According to job evaluator Glassdoor, companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Amazon, Google and Microsoft all pay their interns around $5,000 a month, while Facebook shells out more than $6,000.

Despite the questionable ethics surrounding unpaid internships, and the fact that they don't always deliver on the benefits they promise to justify the lack of compensation, nearly half of college-age interns don't get paid for their work, according to the Washington Post. To receive armfuls of swag on top of an actual paycheck — now that's living the dream.

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Eileen Shim

Eileen is a writer living in New York. She studied comparative literature and international studies at Yale University, and enjoys writing about the intersection of culture and politics.

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