Unpaid internships. They’re a controversial practice, and for good reason. Detractors say unpaid internships are exploitative, often without tangible benefits, and take advantage of workers competing in a poor labor market. Supporters of the practice argue that, though the employee makes no money, it offers in exchange, a chance for someone to gain experience, and a foothold into their career of choice. Sounds reasonable (Psst-not really-we think it sounds like bullshit mostly)
The big question surrounding unpaid internships is are they fair, ethical, or even legal. We chose as our clip of the week, a video that goes through some of the pro and cons of the unpaid internship market. It’s short, but evenhanded. Enjoy.