The Department of the Navy is advertising a summer internship as a “Student Trainee Laborer.” It is paid, admittedly, but doesn’t strike me as a particularly educational experience:
This position is that of a Student Trainee (Laborer) assigned to perform a combination of tasks requiring little or no special skill, experience or training. The work requires primarily physical effort and involves use of common hand tools and power equipment.
- Loads and unloads heavy boxes, bulky supplies and materials to and from trucks, hand trucks and dollies.
- Performs a multitude of ground maintenance such as maintaining and preparing lawn area, removing weeds and debris, grass, tree and shrub maintenance.
- Moves and arranges furniture.
Luckily, your graduate education will, in fact, work as qualification:
2) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:
(i) A technical or vocational school;
(ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university;
(iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or
(iv) A home-school curriculum