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Data: Indeed; Chart: Axios Visuals

Internships are one "area of the job market that’s still ailing," new data from job listing site Indeed shows.

  • The share of internship postings is down 15% from 2020 — and 39% from 2019.

One reason: "[C]ompanies are still recovering from the economic damage of the past 13 months. ... From an employer’s perspective, internships provide temporary help and a potential pipeline for future hires but are rarely critical to day-to-day operations," Indeed's AnnElizabeth Konkel said in a release.

  • Yes, but: Internships are "career launching pads for young people."

On the flip side: The share of internship-related searches earlier this month (when searches typically peak) is up 38% from 2020, though still 8.3% lower than 2019.

What to watch: Remote internship opportunities are rising, but overall internship postings haven't bounced back.

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A coronavirus vaccination site in Miami on May 10. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Biden administration has reached agreements with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to coronavirus vaccination sites through July 4, the White House announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: The free rides, starting in the next two weeks, are part of the Biden administration's push to administer at least one vaccine dose to 70% of U.S. adults by Independence Day.

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Biden officials green-light nation's first big offshore wind project

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The Biden administration today gave final approval to Vineyard Wind, a project off the Massachusetts coast slated to be the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Why it matters: While the green light for the long-proposed project was expected, it marks a key step in White House plans to help spur development of a suite of coastal projects off New York, New Jersey and other states.

Global temperatures are cooler in 2021 than other recent years

Data: NASA; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

With a moderate La Niña event in the tropical Pacific Ocean, global temperatures in 2021 are running decidedly cooler when compared to recent years.

Why it matters: The lack of a new warmest year record in 2021 could sap some of the sense of urgency among policymakers in the U.S. and abroad during a critical year for enacting stricter emissions cuts to meet the Paris Agreement's targets.