This blog turns five today. Sigh. Much like its fourth birthday, it is no reason to celebrate. Through those years, the financial crisis seems to have worsen the situation for interns, as employers try to squeeze costs by avoiding to pay their contributing staff. At the same time, there has been a flurry of activity, including a recent book, Intern Nation, and the creation of several blogs, campaigns in the UK especially, and an increased awareness of the problem. At this point it is not clear what will happen next, but one thing is sure: it is not time to fold.
As the quick advice box on the right says, this should be seen more as a website than a blog. It is not meant to follow the news, but to provide resources for interns and food for thought for employers. Use the links at the top to browse the content. And feel free to send suggestions.