Stuff White People Like: Unpaid Internships

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In most of the world when a person works long hours without pay, it is referred to as “slavery” or “forced labor.” For white people this process is referred to as an internship and is considered an essential stage in white development.

If all goes according to plan, an internship will end with an offer of a job that pays $24,000 per year and will consist entirely of the same tasks they were recently doing for free. In fact, the transition to full time status results in the addition of only one new responsibility: feeling superior to the new interns.

It’s not because it’s funny that we laugh…

One Response to Stuff White People Like: Unpaid Internships

  1. Michael says:

    I feel bad for you, working for free, like any other “free” transaction, always serves to devalue a service or commodity in the long run. Good luck in your quest to change the thinking around this paradigm that systematically discriminates against the young and inexperienced workers.

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