This week, we have teamed up with Guillermo Creamer Junior from Pay Our Interns, a non-profit organisation situated in Washington D.C. in the United States. As a student-run initiative in Australia, we wanted to gain a greater insight into the internship situation in America. What we found was that laws surrounding internships in American and … Continue reading Pay Our Interns
For undergraduates studying a full-time load in an Australian institution or university, getting their first job in journalism can take extra toil even with thousand hours of work and study. “A lot of publishers hiring interns say that at the end of six months, working three days a week, there might be a job for … Continue reading Unpaid Internships: The Journalism Industry
We all know the old saying, ‘It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know’. So, in saying this, you’re all probably wondering, is there an alternative to an internship? Well, the simple answer is, yes! There are some great alternatives to an internship. Getting involved in social groups on your university campus, … Continue reading What is the Alternative to an Internship
The public has discussed a lot about the negative financial effects of unpaid internships, but the psychological toll they have on interns is a well-hidden cost. Kamaron McNair completed three unpaid internships before she graduated university during her full-time load. While she was one of the lucky ones who received financial support and academic credit … Continue reading Emotional Cost: The Hidden Cost Of Unpaid Internships
The reality is that as a graduate in today's society, a university degree, or Tafe certificate is not enough. Once you graduate from university or Tafe you are catapulted into the diverse, competitive and busy world of job seeking. Similarly, to every other graduate out there, you have a degree and a world of knowledge … Continue reading How Is Work Experience Beneficial for your Career?
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
What do Australian students know about unpaid internships? In this article, five students from three different universities across Australia share their thoughts and opinions on unpaid internships. Would you do an unpaid internship in Australia and why/ why not? Michael: I wouldn't settle for an unpaid internship because I want to get paid. To … Continue reading Australian Students Share Their Thoughts On Unpaid Internships