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
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
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
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?
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
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