Pay Our Interns

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

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[Infographic] An Informed Intern Toolkit

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

Emotional Cost: The Hidden Cost Of Unpaid Internships

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

Australian Students Share Their Thoughts On Unpaid Internships

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

What You Should Know About Unpaid Internships

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