What is this site about?
Unfair internships, all too often re-branded entry-level positions without a salary.
Why this blog?
I believe that all work that contributes to an organisation should be paid and that too many arguments in favour of unfair internships are bogus. I’ve looked on the web and couldn’t find a website dedicated to this issue, so I decided to start one on a week-end.
Who are you?
It doesn’t matter much. This blog is not about me, it’s about the issue. Plus, arguments on the Internet tend to get too personal a little too quick and I don’t want to be exposed to this. By any mean, I’m not an important person and there’s no political reason for me to keep my identity secret. It’s really just a matter of not wanting to. Maybe one day I will if I find it useful.
Are you an intern?
Not anymore, but I have been an intern twice in the past. Both internships were overall good experiences. In the first one, I was paid a little, I was receiving more training that I was working and I was registered at university so I “earned” credits and could even benefit from a scholarship. In the other, the job was extraordinary but I was underpaid as it clearly showed when my salary increased 4-fold when I went from “intern” to “staff” – always with the same responsibilities.
What are your projects for this blog?
I hope that this website will grow to become a useful resource for potential interns.
- Articles from the media about organizations that have unfair practices
- Resources. Listing of resources, by country, to question the legality of unfair internships
Can I contact you?
Yes, by email.