If you explain it to them, the way you explained it to us, they have no idea what you are talking about.
PS. There are few paid internships for individuals between their 1st & 2nd year of college, since they haven't taken any upper division classes yet.
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Headline: Why do college students take tradition summer jobs instead of paid internships?
I’m a Resident Assistant who works with freshmen. As part of my mentoring, I attempt to help students get the most out of the college experience. This involves setting them up for success after graduation. I recommend that they develop personal relationships with their professors, that they become familiar with the campus career center, that they participate in career related programs such as on-campus clubs and networking events and begin preparing for internships. Why do most of the students plan for regular summer jobs like working at a restaurant or in retail, instead of trying to find career related opportunities?
Answer - Because they are freshman. The students may get internships between their 2nd-3rd year of college but most internships are available for upper division students. A freshman may not have taken any career related courses yet and would have little background to set them up for success in career roles.