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.