How youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb

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It’s job search season for students and fresh graduates, which means a bump in media interest in internships. Barely a decade ago, we’d expect news articles to include tips for landing a “dream internship” or to quote an employer boasting that unpaid interns are economically efficient for firms. But today, the media coverage generally takes a different tone. For example, the U.K.‘s The Guardian recently called out British Vogue for recruiting unpaid interns. The article’s main source is an intern advocate who reported the fashion magazine to Britain’s HM Revenue and Customs for potentially violating minimum wage laws. It notes that a Vogue “workplace shadowing” role […]