We spoke to Shubham Kedia from 2hats, an organisation with a passion for helping "people get where they needed to be". Founded in 2017, they have worked with groups of interns to help them find intern placement. 2hats, aim to grow the leaders of tomorrow through guiding students to their passions and aspirations before they enter … Continue reading 2hats on Unpaid Internships
Experienced Not Exploited and Informed Interns have teamed up together to deliver an article full of support and informative direction for students who are undergoing, looking at or will in the future complete an internship. From our experience and heavy research, unpaid internships carry problems that range from legal to emotional. Unfortunately, in Australia, … Continue reading Internship Support
Is intern-exploitation a thing? Yes! Intern exploitation occurs when an intern, whom is interning for free are working as a normal employee and making contributions to the said company. According to Fair Work Australia, a legal internship is when; “the person who’s doing the work should get the main benefit from the arrangement. If a … Continue reading Am I Being Exploited In My Internship?
You’ve finally found the internship of your dreams. It offers you the chance to get hands on experience working with professionals. It sounds great! You are about to hit the ‘apply now’ button but as you read the last paragraph in the job description, “THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP.”, you'r heart stops. The frustration of … Continue reading Unpaid Internships and International Students
Jessica Gray’s first and second internships were unpaid. Jess is a a 20 year old, living in share accommodation, working three days a week and balancing full time university. At the expense of her current job, Jess took on an internship which unlike her retail job, did not pay the rent. She used the savings … Continue reading Many Unpaid Internships Cannot Continue to Exist
“If you don’t have a job you don’t get experience. If you don’t have the experience you don’t get the job.” (sourced from Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Koziol) Today, with the ever-changing job market and the excessive need for experience from employers, finding a job fresh out of university is hard – which is an … Continue reading The Internship Industry and How To Secure A Paid Internship