In this economy you need to go to a job, even if it is an unpaid intern position like you’re going for American Idol. Because if you are not bringing star quality then you should not be surprised if you do not get a raise or the job that you really want. When an intern goes to work for a company it is a great chance to fill up their resume. Think about your attitude and the contribution you can make first. Go there to make a difference for a company and target how you can become a piece of the puzzle. You can get more money with a “can-do” attitude and mentality. Do not go in with a negative attitude, ask yourself if you made a difference and were they really impressed with you. It’s about the intern going in with the attitude that I am going to make a difference because that is when you get a pay back for your work!