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LA TIMES ARTICLE: Unpaid Internships
« on: Mar 15, 2011, 10:41 pm »
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-old-interns-20110315,0,583984.story

Interesting article . . . unpaid internships are not just for stage managers anymore.
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Re: LA TIMES ARTICLE: Unpaid Internships
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2011, 11:16 am »
I think that was what "The Pursuit of Happyness" was about, wasn't it?  Didn't Will Smith's character go through an unpaid internship while living in bathrooms?
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Re: LA TIMES ARTICLE: Unpaid Internships
« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2011, 07:39 pm »
At the end of the day . . . the who concept of unpaid internships to gain experience is fine, but it seems indeed like many employers are abusing the system - and indeed I believe it to be the case that a lot of internship programs are pretty much filling positions for no pay, without a real educational component - and dangling the possibility of a job, but the reality is that not every intern will be able to get a job.
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