Posted by: Joe Eds | March 31, 2010

Unpaid Internships

Our friends at the Economic Policy Institute have just released a proposal hoping to pave the way for paid internships. Their argument, in a nut shell, is that low-income students are at a steep disadvantage in the workforce because most internships are unpaid, and most entry-level jobs are filled by workers who have intern experience in that field. So you could see an internship offered by a company as a great opportunity, or as indentured servitude.

Their proposal to help fix this dilemma is here.

Several members from EPI held a panel discussion last week discussing their proposal. You can download it here or just give it a listen below:


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