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
Our friends at Wage Advocate have created this simple infographic, which contains all the hard facts that you need to know about unpaid internships. To learn more about how to spot an unlawful internship, check out this blog. To know more about the alternatives to applying for an unpaid internship, this blog might help. To … Continue reading [Infographic] An Informed Intern Toolkit
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
Last week, we looked at alternative options to an internship. We explored some of the options available and one of them was volunteering! Having completed some volunteering myself, I strongly believe it is a great way to gain invaluable experience into different aspects of society and can be a great way to connect with new … Continue reading Volunteering as an Alternative to Internships
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?
When applying for unpaid internships, being apprehensive is always part of the deal. Will I get the experience I need? Will I be taken advantage of? Will I be able to afford not being paid? Not all unpaid internships are bad! Quite often, unpaid internships help students gain the experience they need without any problems … Continue reading Unpaid Internships Are Not All Bad!
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
Did you know... Many Australian students are unaware of the legalities surrounding unpaid internships. There is a significant difference between the role of an unpaid intern and an employee. Unpaid internships are intended as training/educational programs that give insights into how the industry and certain job roles within that industry operate. Thus, unpaid … Continue reading What is an Unlawful Internship?
Did you know? More than half of young Aussies (you, or anyone you know) have had at least one unpaid work experience in Australia the last five years. Unpaid internships include working for free and even sometimes paying money for long periods to work! This comes without any certainty of future job prospects. America's National Association of … Continue reading What You Should Know About Unpaid Internships