Unpaid internships are unfair

How not to love an article from the Valley Vanguard (MI) with such a title? It contains an intriguing statistics, without reference.

Ten years ago, a study done on internships found that 60 percent of the mostly unpaid internships were attained by students coming form households that made over $100,000, which was about 20 percent of college students at the time.

Anyone knows that study? I couldn’t find it on the web.

The article is right to make the point that a job should be paid, period.

…the last time I checked, this country did have a minimum wage. You’d think these businesses would, at minimum, offer their interns that.



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