January 17, 2013

Show me the money

Are unpaid internships unfair?

Would you work for free if it meant making valuable connections in your career? For some graduates, it’s their only option. As competition for jobs remains fierce, many turn to unpaid internships to gain experience. But here’s the question: does it help a person’s career or is it a time-honoured tradition of exploiting those who are desperate for a leg up on the competition?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Erick Zeballos
Deputy Director, International Labour Organization

Ross Perlin, @rossperlin
Author, Intern Nation

Gus Baker, @gusbbaker
Co-Director, Intern Aware

What do you think? Leave a comment in the thread below.

Programme Highlights

Empire - The US & Cuba: Obsession

The US and Cuba: Obsession

The US and Cuba: Obsession

After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?