Free work vs. internships

From the always good Seth Godin:

Isn’t it odd that were will­ing to spend $300,000 to buy an accred­ited but ulti­mately use­less aca­d­e­mic line on our resume, but we hes­i­tate to do a month of hard work to cre­ate a chunk of expe­ri­ence thats priceless?

This is the whole rea­son why I got involved with CoPress. Even when I wasn’t an actual team mem­ber it was fun work that taught me invalu­able lessons about the web, col­lege media, and small com­pa­nies. I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.