'Interns shouldn't expect a wage- the experience is the payment.'
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over 2 years ago
It's all realtive though; that was for a small charity and it was not a stressful experience at all (so I could work in the evenings to support myself during it) but I guess if big corporates/banks are expecting interns to deliver and have lots of responsibility then a little more than straightforward expenses would probably be welcome in those cases.
I have two students, both work for me in my business as part of their degree, they come to work with me, I teach them how to do the work, give them the skills, and they help out. I don't pay them, theyre being paid in the experience of learning new skills! I was told by the uni's not to pay them, because theyre only doing it to gain experience, theyre not qualified, and If im going to pay someone... Read more
This is an article from Thomson Reuters examining the potential illegality of unpaid internships, spotted by the Intern Aware team:
Quite technical but interesting reading.
And another interesting point of view from Demos "Why paid internships won't solve the problem".
What do you guys think?