Portraits of interns

September 18, 2009

Structurally recyclable, basically disposable is the project of Elisabetta Lombardo, herself a former intern now based in Berlin. She plans to photograph interns and former interns to raise awareness about this status.

The message I want to convey with my work is the feeling of “modularity”, “interchangeability” that this system of employment gives us.

You too can take part in the project as Elisabetta is calling for interns or former European interns willing to be photographed.

If you are or have recently been an intern, are critical of this form of “employment”, even when you have liked your internship, and you want to share your experience, you can contact me directly or through the website http://www.structurally-recyclable.com. I will of course be doing the traveling to you.
Unfair internships need all the attention they can get and this is quite an interesting way to go about it.

BBC calls for stories

September 14, 2009

The BBC is looking for testimonials from unpaid interns.

Are you doing or have you recently done unpaid work experience or an unpaid internship?

I am a researcher at the BBC currently looking at the issue in light of the credit crunch. I’m trying to get in contact with anyone who may have had a bad experience in this area. If this is you or someone you know, please contact me by email at: Nicola.Dowling@bbc.co.uk, on 0161 244 3931 or 07810 855 315.

Contact them directly if you fit the bill. It’s very nice to see the media pay attention to the issue.